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07 acura MDX #4728373
04/15/18 11:38 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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So my Acura MDX has 100k, just brought it, says 5/20 on it. In Europe they use a 5/30 which is fine, what do you think about Castrol 0/40 in this J series engine when it was never spec for a 0w/xxx. I like the Castrol 0/40 for the Pao and it's cheap compared to Redline

Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4728384
04/16/18 12:10 AM
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I've run just about everything in my 2 J-Series engines and it just doesn't seem to matter to them. Maybe a small % mpg difference but that would be it.


2008 Acura TL Type S - 154k
2003 Honda Accord V6 - 207k
2000 Honda Accord I4 - 311k
Current Oil - Milesyn SXR5W30
Current Filter - Partsmaster 61334
Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4728543
04/16/18 08:30 AM
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Why not a name brand 5w-30, considering its mileage?


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: NormanBuntz] #4728566
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
Why not a name brand 5w-30, considering its mileage?


thumbsup 5W-30 is a whole easier to come by than 0W-40 on sale or by brand.


2004 Corolla 125400
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4728623
04/16/18 09:56 AM
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CT8 Offline
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What is so special about PAO?


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4728637
04/16/18 10:11 AM
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In our 2006 TSX with 180K miles, I use 5w20 M1 High Mileage.
The oil filler cap sez 5w30; I called the dealer and asked what they were using.
5w20. All good.
For you car, I would go by the cap.

Last edited by JeffKeryk; 04/16/18 10:12 AM.
Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4728707
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I used.either 5w40 or 10w40 as top off in out Pilot and noticed no difference.

It took the whole litre if I remember correctly but it wasn't full when we started using it.



Can't.say I noticed much of a difference.


16 S350d LWB 25k Mobil Super 3000 XE 5w30
17 Smart ForFour Auto 6.5k Mobil 1 0w40 FS
Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: CT8] #4729076
04/16/18 05:05 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: CT8
What is so special about PAO?


I would read into about Pao (group IV base stocks)

The Bible says build a house on rock, not sand, the better base stocks, you have to add less to them to perform at the same level, the oil companies, use a group III, add a ton of stuff to make them perform at the same level. I would rather have a PAO to start with

Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: bigjl] #4729078
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: bigjl
I used.either 5w40 or 10w40 as top off in out Pilot and noticed no difference.

It took the whole litre if I remember correctly but it wasn't full when we started using it.



Can't.say I noticed much of a difference.


In the US z my Accord it says use 0/20. When I Google the engine number, the rest of the world says to use 5/40, or 0/40. I put in 10/30 bc I had it around. VTEC is way better and smoother. Gas Milage, no change. Next change in the Accord is 0/40. BTW the Accord is a 4 cyl. K24z2


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