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I questioned Amsoil's Dave Mann
Lubrication Specialist - Truck/Automotive Engineer the following; Living in Puerto Rico with an ambient temperature
of 90 degrees average, which oil should I use?
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey with 10,500 miles.
His response; The Series 2000 0W-30 Severe Service is the very best oil for your Honda. It exceeds Honda specs and is a 35,000 mile/1-year oil. AMSOIL also has Super Duty oil filters for Honda that are specified at 12,500 miles/6-months.

His response was rapid and I thank him

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All I can say is.... wow. I wouldn't think that they'd recommend a 0 winter weight. That is usually reserved for extreme conditions (on the COLD side) found in the upper northern part of the world. Generally speaking, you want as little a spread as possible between the two numbers... 0 to 30 is a large spread. The larger the spread, the more polymers used to make that spread. Polymers can tear and gunk at high temp... exactly what you DON'T want.

I'm sure it is a great oil, but I would disagree that it is the BEST oil for Puerto Rico.
 

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Now you have me thinking, it sure makes sense what your saying

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I don't believe the large spread is as much of a concern with synthetics as it is with "dino" oil.

Apparently, synthetics don't require extensive use of polymers when a multi-grade oil as dino oil does...

Still, that 0 weight is kinda strange...

Good luck!



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