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I have done extensive reading about this and I would not trust anything other than a FULL synthetic in my 08 Pilot. The J35 is very hard on oil and runs at high temperatures (also burns oil) especially on the highway when VCM is active. I would use a premium oil filter too something like Royal Purple, Purolator Boss, or Mobil 1... Honda filter is a garbage expensive FRAM. Search amazon or you can get Mobil 1 Extended Protection (great off the shelf synthetic) at Chinamart for less than $30.
I usually run 5w-30 Mobil 1 Synthetic with a Purolator Boss or Royal Purple filter. I am considering switching to 0w-30 Redline. I know it is overkill but it is pennies compared to engine repairs and its my car so I do what I want :-)
If you are changing your own oil why not spend the extra $20-$30 and get premium oil and premium filter? Its a very small investment to keep your engine running clean. Just my opinion.
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