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#4804395 - 07/03/18 07:54 PM New (used) car. What oil?
JLoy Offline


Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 37
Loc: Raleigh NC
She is a 2011 Honda Pilot 3.5 Engine.

What oil would you recommend? I have been a PYB guy for my 03 Tacoma and nearly anything in the 01 Accord which runs like a sewing machine.

Interested in any advice... The pilot specs 5w-20 but I'm not opposed to other weights. 130k on the clock.

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#4804403 - 07/03/18 08:02 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
khittner Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 327
Loc: Michigan
No need to change past practice; it will be fine (well, it wonít suffer from oil-related issues, anyway) with the regimen youíve followed with your other vehicles.

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#4804411 - 07/03/18 08:10 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2077
Loc: West Michigan
PYB is good stuff. If you have enjoyed using it in your Pilot, why change?
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#4804414 - 07/03/18 08:12 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
JLoy Offline


Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 37
Loc: Raleigh NC
Yeah but I thought I might finally justify buying some synthetic Pennzoil platinum or rotella t6 of some sort. I see the Napa synthetic on sale which is tempting...

Side note the wife has a 6 mile commute to work, not sure if that short trip should factor in.

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#4804417 - 07/03/18 08:14 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: HM12460]
JLoy Offline


Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 37
Loc: Raleigh NC
Originally Posted By: HM12460
PYB is good stuff. If you have enjoyed using it in your Pilot, why change?


Just got the pilot Friday... It has a maintenance minder (this guy does not know what or how that works). Daddy used PYB so I did too.... Lol otherwise we have used a ton of white bottle rotella in a dozen non car engines...

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#4804422 - 07/03/18 08:23 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6368
Loc: USA
Get the VCMuzzler if the previous owner didn't already install it. Because Honda's VCM is very hard on oil.

Since your car has the MM, use the cheapest synthetic on sale for the MM-suggested OCI. Napa Synthetic is on sale this week for $2.99/qt. Pick up a Napa Gold filter while you're there.

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#4804426 - 07/03/18 08:26 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
JLoy Offline


Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 37
Loc: Raleigh NC
I had read about the muzzler. Do you have first hand experience with same? The vcm was.one of the reasons I was looking in to top shelf synthetic oils.

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#4804431 - 07/03/18 08:34 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
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Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 578
Loc: Connecticut
I have a VCM 3.5 Honda and mine burns oil. I ran PPHM and it slowed it (coming from conventionals) but didnít stop it so Iím trying 0W-20 M1 EP HM now for the high PAO content. I would highly recommend using a synthetic. People that say PYB is fine have never owned one of these engines. Mine absolutely drank conventional. Like, ďcheck the dipstick with 30 or 40 percent left on the OLM, and find it to be completely dryĒ kind of drank it. I had to add 3.5 quarts of oil that day to get it the full mark. Donít use conventional and DO check the oil level often.
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#4804432 - 07/03/18 08:36 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: cheesepuffs]
JLoy Offline


Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 37
Loc: Raleigh NC
Will do... Thanks for the advice.

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#4804434 - 07/03/18 08:40 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 738
Loc: NC
Mobil1 or Castrol in 0w30/0w40 flavor will serve you well. And Get the VCM muzzle.
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#4804437 - 07/03/18 08:43 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
cheesepuffs Offline


Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 578
Loc: Connecticut
Sure thing. I wouldnít overly stress about it, as I doubt your newer one will burn as much as my earlier engine, but itís definitely something to keep an eye on to at least establish what your rate of burn off is if there is any.
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#4804476 - 07/03/18 09:28 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11224
Loc: Idaho
With the proper ratings oil is oil.
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#4804480 - 07/03/18 09:32 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: cheesepuffs]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4730
Loc: Virginia
How much does your Honda coupe burn now on good synthetic oil??

I like that Honda coupe look/style a lot. Sharp car indeed.


Edited by bbhero (07/03/18 09:32 PM)
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#4804568 - 07/03/18 11:22 PM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: bbhero]
JLoy Offline


Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 37
Loc: Raleigh NC
At 300k miles the 01 Accord smokes none but uses (leaks) about a half a quart between oil changes at 5-6k mile oil chany intervals. Usually Quaker state or super tech 5w-20...I say leaks because the valve cover gasket has a small leak and there is a drip underneath that I suspect is probably the rear main oil seal. All original engine. I did rebuild the transmission about 30k ago. No reason not to expect another 100k out if this Accord.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-honda-accord-ex/6632910993.html

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#4804623 - 07/04/18 03:00 AM Re: New (used) car. What oil? [Re: JLoy]
ctechbob Offline


Registered: 06/12/04
Posts: 171
Loc: Athens, GA
Originally Posted By: JLoy
At 300k miles the 01 Accord smokes none but uses (leaks) about a half a quart between oil changes at 5-6k mile oil chany intervals. Usually Quaker state or super tech 5w-20...I say leaks because the valve cover gasket has a small leak and there is a drip underneath that I suspect is probably the rear main oil seal. All original engine. I did rebuild the transmission about 30k ago. No reason not to expect another 100k out if this Accord.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-honda-accord-ex/6632910993.html



FYI, if you haven't, replace the VTEC solenoid gasket. Super common to have them leak.....a LOT. Wifes car leaked like a sieve that and was the problem.
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