My neighbor across the street has a 2010 Pilot. He changed his oil yesterday and realized his car takes 4.5 qts. He asked me if it was a problem if he put in 5 qts.
Then I went to check my manual on my 03 EXL and to my surprise it said 4.6 qts. All these years I owned the car, I never realized it was less than 5 qts, yet thats what I've been putting in at every oil change, but I never had any problems.
So I told my neighbor I've been doing it for years and never had problems with it.
So my question is what happens if you overfill the engine with 1/2 quart oil? Anything catastrophic?
Does the engine have a little fudge factor with the capacity, like maybe it does hold 5 quarts safely?