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#4550825 - 10/22/17 09:05 AM Best oil for my vehicle
jhammermil2008 Offline


Registered: 10/17/12
Posts: 11
Loc: 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.

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#4550826 - 10/22/17 09:07 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
Urshurak776 Offline


Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 445
Loc: North Carolina
Stick with what you're using. Thats a great oil.
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#4550841 - 10/22/17 09:22 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: Urshurak776]
JEL01 Offline


Registered: 09/24/15
Posts: 117
Loc: 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.
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#4550856 - 10/22/17 09:33 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11020
Loc: Idaho
Any oil that meets the Manufactures specs.
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#4550872 - 10/22/17 09:42 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5794
Loc: Michigan
A HM 5-20 or 30 would work fine. No need for a 0w.
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#4550883 - 10/22/17 09:52 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1532
Loc: Texas
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 , :-)
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#4550905 - 10/22/17 10:14 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7705
Loc: Texas
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.

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#4550909 - 10/22/17 10:18 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
barkingspider Offline


Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2051
Loc: socal
I would continue what you are already doing
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#4550912 - 10/22/17 10:22 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
In Mississippi, I'd consider using 10w30 year 'round and definitely fix the leaks.
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#4550915 - 10/22/17 10:24 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: 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.
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#4550937 - 10/22/17 10:45 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
danielLD Offline


Registered: 08/12/17
Posts: 226
Loc: Chicago
If it's burning, I'd look at the Amsoil SS in a 0W20.

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#4550960 - 10/22/17 11:21 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20472
Loc: 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.
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#4550978 - 10/22/17 11:51 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
HowAboutThis Offline


Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 100
Loc: USA
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.

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#4550980 - 10/22/17 11:53 AM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: WyrTwister]
HowAboutThis Offline


Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 100
Loc: USA
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


Edited by HowAboutThis (10/22/17 11:53 AM)

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#4550988 - 10/22/17 12:01 PM Re: Best oil for my vehicle [Re: jhammermil2008]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1532
Loc: 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 .
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