Hello all. I have a 2010 Honda Odyssey LX with 103,058 miles and an oil leak. I知 looking for a little advice. Allow me to start by giving some background.
I知 the second owner (bought in April 2014 with 61,342 miles). The first owner did all of their maintenance at the Honda dealer I worked for when I took it in on trade from them for a used Pilot. I know the mileage of every oil change this vehicle has ever had. Under the first owner痴 ownership it ran, presumably, Honda dealer bulk 5W-20, which is what the vehicle calls for.
Every oil change has been with 5W-20 except for the one at 89,434 (done at the Ford dealer where I work) when they ran 5W-30. After that I did one on 5W-20 blend followed by my most recent oil change at 100,716 where I used PPHM 0W-20 with a FRAM TG7317. At this oil change I installed a new NAPA drain plug. This oil change is the first time the vehicle has ever had full synthetic as well as the first time its ever had 0W-20. All of this is simply backstory.
Today I did a tire rotation at work (I知 a service advisor at a Ford dealer). While the vehicle was up in the air a tech came over and was looking around. He pointed out oil at several places- rear main seal, front cover,
oil pan and possibly some at Timing cover. He痴 a Ford tech so he痴 not terribly familiar with Hondas but he did get me thinking.
My average OCI has been about 5,500 miles as I follow the OLM. The car sees about 9,000 miles per year, mostly made up of rural/town driving. I知 trying to think of other pertinent information but I can稚 at the moment.
Anyway, I guess I知 asking for oil advice. At this point I知 going to stick with HM oil. I have a 5qt jug of PPHM 0W-20 on my shelf, ready for my next oil change. However in light of this leak I知 wondering if I would be better off switching to, say, a 5W-30 HM oil. I値l include a photo and I thank you in advance for any insight.
I値l note that the oil and ATF levels are where they should be.