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  • 0dyfamily ·
    I've got a fairly fresh load of Ceratec in our 2002 EX (wife's). It seems the oil looks a tiny bit "opaque" on the dipstick, but other than that, it's still honey colored, just like new oil should be (we have not run it much since the last oil change; she is really preferring the 1998 Accord LX or our son's 2012 Civic EX).

    It really doesn't change the color of the new oil too much, and I can say this for the van, one riding mower, and our push mower. All 3 got the appropriate amount of Ceratec this year, and I'm in the habit of checking oil levels on my power equipment before use.

    My wife has said that the van seems different, maybe not as loud (I'm paraphrasing). It does get a small increase in miles per tank. The mowers have seen more dramatic results; I'm amazed at how much less fuel I'm using this season with my riding mower (Briggs & Stratton 15.5 nTek motor). The push mower (Honda GCV160 motor) also uses less fuel, but it's not as noticeable as the riding mower.

    Eric
    sontakke ·
    I just had oil change on the Odyssey and added MoS2 can. For the next oil change, I am taking the plunge and ordering Cera-Tec.
    0dyfamily ·
    Right now we have a WIX 51626 generic "white can" oil filter on the 2002. It's still a solidly constructed filter, but I wanted to make sure I didn't filter out all of the stuff that comes in a bottle of Cera-Tec. Also, that WIX filter is about twice the size (in terms of volume) when compared to a stock Honda OEM A01 filter. It does have the Japanese 20mmx1.5 metric thread, and although the gasket is a very slightly larger diameter, it still fits and seals comfortably on the Odyssey oil filter mount.

    So, another WIX 51626 and 3 bottles of Cera-Tec are in my garage, awaiting slightly warmer weather when I can replace my van's oil filter mount rubber gasket (it's leaking) and change the oil. I'm kind of excited to finally try Cera-Tec in my 2003 van this spring.

    Eric
    0dyfamily ·
    Thanks for the kind words, Vikas. I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to adding stuff like this to my car; it really took the testimonial of people like OdysseyTE and a couple other forum members for me to try it. I really did read up on it as much as I could, and I was surprised that the Liqui-Moly people were still around, and their business is thriving, too.

    For me, the amazing item was that my wife, who really does nothing to help get better fuel economy out of her 2002 EX, can now match or exceed what I do on a tank of gas in my 2003 EX...and I make a conscious effort to drive my 2003 carefully, and I keep an eye on my Scangauge! I will admit, as we closed up on 30,000 miles since initial application, it appeared we weren't doing quite as well on a tank of gas versus when I first added it to her van in the Florida Keys NAPA store parking lot in July 2014, but it was still easier to get more miles out of a tank of gas from her 2002 van than from my 2003 van.

    Eric
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