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Best oil for my vehicle #4550825
10/22/17 08:05 AM
10/22/17 08:05 AM
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Mississippi
jhammermil2008 Offline OP
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Mississippi
Hello. Trying to determine the best oil for my 2007 Honda Odyssey

1. 2007 Honda Odyssey EX
2. Owners manual recommends 5w-20. New Honda charts say 0w-20 is acceptable.
3. I live in Hattiesburg, MS
4. Driving is easy. Never above 3000-3500 rpm's
5. 5 days out the week are short trips (20-30 miles per day). 2 days out the week are longer (200 miles per day)
6. It has oil leaks. About a quart every 6500 miles or so.

My goal is for the engine to last as long as possible. I have about 196,000 miles on it. Been using Mobil 1 High Mileage 5w-20 since I bought it with 94,000 miles.

Thanks for the help.

Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550826
10/22/17 08:07 AM
10/22/17 08:07 AM
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North Carolina
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Stick with what you're using. Thats a great oil.


2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, 130,000 miles, Havoline Pro DS Full Syn 5W-20, Auto7 Filter.
2014 Kia Rio, 80,000 miles, Havoline Pro DS Syn 5W-30, WIX Filter
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: Urshurak776] #4550841
10/22/17 08:22 AM
10/22/17 08:22 AM
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Rainville, USA
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Rainville, USA
Originally Posted By: Urshurak776
Stick with what you're using. Thats a great oil.
agreed

You can try stepping up to the 5w30 variant of that oil to see if it completely stops your minor oil consumption, helped my 05 J series consumption with no impact on fuel economy.


Cars I maintain:
02 MB CLK430-Edge 0w40
05 Honda Accord V6-Maxlife 5w30
13 Lexus RX350 AWD-M1 AFE 0w20
02 Toyota Tundra 4x4 M1 5w30
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550856
10/22/17 08:33 AM
10/22/17 08:33 AM
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Idaho
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Idaho
Any oil that meets the Manufactures specs.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550872
10/22/17 08:42 AM
10/22/17 08:42 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline
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A HM 5-20 or 30 would work fine. No need for a 0w.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550883
10/22/17 08:52 AM
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Texas
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I would research what would be involved to repair / fix the leak . Just because I do not like leaks on my driveway .

Otherwise , I would just change the oil / filter at 6,500 miles or before . Oil & filters are cheap , particurally when you buy them on sale & change them yourself .

Check the fluids and the rubber at that time too . And air in all the tires , including the spare .

Best of luck , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550905
10/22/17 09:14 AM
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Texas
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You are already, as a few mentioned, doing a great oil routine now with the HM Mobil 1 so stick with that.

However, it sounds like you are looking at a oil leak repair in the near future. Clean that engine and see where the leak is. If just a valve cover or oil pan - those are in your reach to do yourself and cost very little. Even having a shop reseal a valve cover/oil pan would not be overly expensive. If it appears to be a more costly leak, such as the rear main seal - take the chance and throw some oil stop leak in there because you've got nothing to lose.

Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550909
10/22/17 09:18 AM
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I would continue what you are already doing


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550912
10/22/17 09:22 AM
10/22/17 09:22 AM
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Colorado
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In Mississippi, I'd consider using 10w30 year 'round and definitely fix the leaks.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550915
10/22/17 09:24 AM
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Texas,USA
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Texas,USA
Keep doing what you're doing.

Honda engines are solid. It's their automatic transmissions have had some issues.

Just keep an eye on the trans. If the fluid has been changed regularly, keep doing it. If not, I wouldn't touch it.


'12 Buick Enclave 150,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 54,xxx
Oil � Don't know
Filter � Don't care
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550937
10/22/17 09:45 AM
10/22/17 09:45 AM
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Chicago
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Chicago
If it's burning, I'd look at the Amsoil SS in a 0W20.

Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550960
10/22/17 10:21 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Upstate NY
Does it leak such that you see spots on driveway?

If it's anything other than a rear main seal have the leak fixed.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550978
10/22/17 10:51 AM
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USA
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Unless you're racing or towing go with the manual. Otherwise, I would venture any weight between 0w20 and 5w40 and it probably won't know. If it's under any warranties use what it calls for. You're overthinking it.

Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: WyrTwister] #4550980
10/22/17 10:53 AM
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USA
HowAboutThis Offline
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Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
I would research what would be involved to repair / fix the leak . Just because I do not like leaks on my driveway .

Otherwise , I would just change the oil / filter at 6,500 miles or before . Oil & filters are cheap , particurally when you buy them on sale & change them yourself .

Check the fluids and the rubber at that time too . And air in all the tires , including the spare .

Best of luck , :-)


Agreed. I've had vtec seals leak, valve cover, etc. Nice actually fixing the issue and not worrying. Usually oil leaks aren't spendy to fix...unless it's something major. Then I'd just let it go until it dies LOL

Last edited by HowAboutThis; 10/22/17 10:53 AM.
Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008] #4550988
10/22/17 11:01 AM
10/22/17 11:01 AM
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Posts: 2,099
Texas
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Texas
I too would not fix a rear main seal . Put a metal catch pan under it .

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/hopki...se?q=drain++pan

Cheap Dollar store cat litter for spills .

Oh , if it is not dripping , check the PCV valve / system .


Wyr
God bless
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