In all seriousness, we follow Honda's recommendations. 0W-20 synthetic (easy to find on sale at good prices). Currently using Costco or Mobil1.Not to use but what YOU use.........and the oil change intervals
Same here. I use the required viscosity in Mobil1 until 75K miles, then I use Mobil1 High Mileage which has additives to protect the seals in the engine. I recently had my Element's valves adjusted by the lead Honda technician whom I've known for over 30 years. The engine has 120K miles on it and the technician asked me what kind of oil I used. Then he showed me the underside of the valve cover and the head of the engine. It looked brand new. He couldn't believe how spotless everything was and it showed no wear at all. The exhaust pipe is always white inside because it has never burned any oil between the 5K mile oil changes. I was impressed that he was impressed.Mobil 1 is my go to. I put it in everything; lawnmowers, tractor, and all 5 vehicles. I'll be changing the hrv every 5k or less. Oil is cheap, engines arent.
Me too. I am coming up to 5000 on my 2021 hrv. Will be changing it soon..Im going to get some of those NAPA gold filters. Used the Wix when I changed the oil at about 1500miles. Im old school when it comes to break in oil and changing it early. Spent a good bit of my youth around old school gearheads.
Don't forget the aluminum crush washers for the drain plug. I buy them by the bag from Amazon (OEM part) and replace them at every oil change even if they still look good. I'm not going to risk my engine for a few cents of aluminum.Me too. I am coming up to 5000 on my 2021 hrv. Will be changing it soon..
Note that the VVT system in Honda engines not only require, they DEMAND clean and fluid oil for proper action. Going for longer intervals between oil changes is a risky thing to do, even if you are using the best full synthetic oils. If the oil gets thicker than normal, you will pay dearly.I've always used Mobile1 or AMSOil Synthetics. With Mobile1 synthetic in the HR-V it's good for 10-12,000 miles under normal conditions. Using AMSOil in our Smart previously we were able to go 24k between oil changes with changing the filter every 5-6k miles and topping it off to adjust for fluid lost in the filter. Unfortunately using AMOil now is rather costly, so we've just stuck with Mobile1. Have always used Wix filters too. There just aren't any better.
I think many have stated that HONDA does not use any break-in oil anymore.Well I posted a note on Bob the Oil Guy site about when to change the initial oil....Everyone that replied said to leave the factory oil in till about 10 % on the oil life monitor. It has added zinc and other additives in it to help with breaking the engine in right. I was going to change my oil...at 5000 right now..but will wait now...after the first oil change then I will go to 5000 miles or 50% on oil life monitor....by the way Bob the Oil Guy is a great site...