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The manual says Odysey takes 5W-20, but I don't know if I can find Mobil 1 synthetic for this car.
What do you guys use?
 

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I'm using Pennzoil 5W-30 until after 10,000 miles. Then I'll go to Mobil 1 5W-30.

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There were a number of postings on this a few months ago. The long and short of it is that you may use 5W-30 without any problems. Of course, if you can find 5W-20 go ahead and use it. It is very new and I don't think I would use it in hot summer weather at all but rather in the winter. Another new oil I've seen out is Mobil 1 in 0W-30 - another option for the far north in winter. Some of the speculation about the recommendation for 5W-20 was to reduce the Honda fleet average MPG.
 

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I found 5W-20 Penzoil at Pep Boys and put that in for my first change. Just had the local Honda dealer do the second change, and supplied them with Mobil 1 5W-30. I'd probably stick to conventional 5W-20 or 5W-30 if I planned to do 3750 changes, but I'm going to go with 7500 and use Mobil 1 from here on out.
 

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Penoil, Castol and other companies are making 5W-20 oil now. I saw on the label said new grade 5W-20 for 2001 Honda and Ford. Guess to get better corporate mpg for cars, car manufacturers are pulling tricks out of their sleeves now.


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5W-20 is NOT the recommended oil for the 2001 Odyssey.

The 5W-20 recommendation for the 2001 Ody is apparently a mistake. There's a lot of confusion back and forth about it, so in March, I called Sandy Palmer at Honda, 1-800-999-1009.

She said she would talk to "Engineering" and get back to me. She called back the next day and stated unequivocally that the 5W-20 recommendation was an error.

I asked for confirmation in writing because even the dealers were getting conflicting information and I wanted to be able to back up whatever she told me. The letter she sent me is scanned and posted in my album under "5W-30 Letter from Honda". It clears up a lot of confusion.

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If you insist on using 5W20, try Kmart. I've seen Penzoil brand with the declaration "Recommended by Ford and Honda for most 2001 cars and trucks".. or something to that effect. I have the feeling there was a change of heart within Honda about the recommendation (fractional increase in CAFE vs durability in extreme coditions), with the current recommendation being 5W30. Personally, I'll go with the 5W30 non-synthetic when I change.
 

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Honda pasted a new page on 01 Ody owner's manual to cover the old information. New page only shows 5W-30.

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The oil fill cap on my 2001 calls for 5W-30. The manual calls for 5w-20, but allows 5W-30 as an alternative. I am going with Mobil-1 5W-30, for no particular reason except that it seems like a good way to "pamper" this fine machinery. I will change it at 3-4K intervals, simply because I make lots of very short trips, out of necessity (I pick up day-old bread at a local supermarket for a local food bank and lots of my trips are a mile or less). We'll see how it goes.......

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Jerry:

My 01 EX manual calls 5W-30 only matches my oil filler cap. Old oil info was covered by a pasted new page on my owner's manual. My 01 EX was delivered on Jul 06.


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My 2001 LX owners manual also has the new information pasted over the old and calls for 5w30. This was a canadian Ody purchased in July.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ckonarske:
5W-20 is NOT the recommended oil for the 2001 Odyssey.

The letter she sent me is scanned and posted in my album under "5W-30 Letter from Honda". It clears up a lot of confusion.

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What is the photo number? There are waaaaaayyyy too many picks to scan thru to find it. Can it be accessed by number?

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Guess some people just doesn't believe Honda updated their owner's manual to 5W30 only. LOL

Too bad my scanner won't work on my 01 Ody owner's manual.

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Motomaster 100% synthetic 5w20 on sale

It was time for the oil change on my 04 and there was only 1 liter of Mobil 1 0W20 and no Mobil 1 5W20..

But Canadian tires has their Motomaster Formula 1 100% synthetic on sale now at $19.99 for 4 liters (which is from what I have read so for Formula Shell synthetic which may even be Valvoline syhthetic since it was mentioned that shell owns valvoline)...

With no Mobil 1 to be found I gave it a shot. This works out to $23 vs $38 for 4 liters. Since I still stick to 5000KM oil changes it should do just fine and the price was right.

I have found that with the large K&N Hp1004 filter that 4 liters is
exactly what it requires.
 

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Re: Motomaster 100% synthetic 5w20 on sale

bbylon5 said:


But Canadian tires has their Motomaster Formula 1 100% synthetic on sale now at $19.99 for 4 liters
Correction, its actually 4.4 litres and as I mentioned I can fill up the filter, dump the rest of the jug in and the oil level is exactly at the full line...
 

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4.4 litres of synthetic for $16.99

If you are looking to stock up Motomaster synthetic is on sale this week for $16.99 for a 4.4 litre jub. ($3.86 per litre)...
(5w20 plus all other grades as well)...
 
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