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#4728373 - 04/15/18 11:38 PM 07 acura MDX
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 191
Loc: California
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

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#4728384 - 04/16/18 12:10 AM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007]
ctechbob Offline


Registered: 06/12/04
Posts: 174
Loc: Athens, GA
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.
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#4728543 - 04/16/18 08:30 AM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
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Why not a name brand 5w-30, considering its mileage?
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#4728566 - 04/16/18 08:59 AM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: NormanBuntz]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
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.
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Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18

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#4728623 - 04/16/18 09:56 AM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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What is so special about PAO?
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#4728637 - 04/16/18 10:11 AM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007]
JeffKeryk Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 322
Loc: Los Gatos, CA
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.


Edited by JeffKeryk (04/16/18 10:12 AM)

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#4728707 - 04/16/18 11:07 AM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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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.
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#4729076 - 04/16/18 05:05 PM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: CT8]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 191
Loc: California
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

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#4729078 - 04/16/18 05:08 PM Re: 07 acura MDX [Re: bigjl]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 191
Loc: California
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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