BEing a AMSOIL dealer post this question to them,, I also use Amsoil 0w30,, there is no ill effects to the VCM,,
I have an '05 EX-L with 82k miles - and have used either 5W-20 or 5W-30 (I'd say 5W-30 more often) over the van's life with no issue. I even notice mileage increase in the past 10k - although I don't mean to say this is due to my choice of oil.Hello all. New to the forum here. Seems to be quite an informative one too! Just wondering....
I have always been a Dodge guy so I am familiar with the MDS system on the Hemis and know that it is critical to run a 20w oil for the solenoids in the mds to work properly.
We just purchased our second Odyssey. It is an 07 EX-L with the VCM. We have an 04 that we are going to sell. So my question is....does the same apply for the Honda VCM? Not sure on how it works first off, but was wondering if I put a 5w30 synthetic in it if it will mess with it. The reason I ask is because I am an Amsoil dealer and already have 5w30 sitting on the shelf and would rather not order a bunch of 20w if I don't have to. Thanks!
I would guess, just guessing here, that Honda has a lit-tle more respect for their vehicles than the manufacturer of Hemi trucks... and would have a valid reason for their requirements, thanks to exhaustive R&D, instead of an approximation. And the posters here are perhaps just a lit-tle startled that the question would even come up, since it has been answered and discussed over and over and over and over...Just wanted to know if it was mandated for a mechanical reason or just a "yeah, that weight sounds good" by Honda.
Or, those who blindly trust the mfr recommendations after proven track record of otherwise pad the retailers accounts flush for the pricier recommended parts and supplies.Those who think they can outsmart the manufacturers of engines and automobiles tend to keep mechanics' retirement accounts flush... Just saying... D
Well, then its going to be a big adjustment for you here. My reply to you asking to look up old posts was one of the nicer ones given your low post count. So, please get used to searching and trying to post in existing threads on the Odyclub.Sorry for the soap box but it is a bit annoying when u ask a question and u get the few that have to say "dig in the archives" and find it. Quit wasting my time." response. If u don't want to answer the question, don't. Let someone else. That is what a forum is for, otherwise there would b no reason to have one. I have been a member of the Hemi Truck Club for years and my first impression is this is not going to b the same...sorry. They are always more than happy to answer a question even if it was addressed two years ago. Or to nicely refer to an older post with a link. Not a "do a search and figure it out" attitude. Just some food for thought....