Mobil makes a petro-based 5w20. A full-syn Mobil1 will be here late Fall.bgeraldo said:I've been reading a lot of posts saying that Mobil doesn't make a 5W20 oil, but I just saw one and a local Mobil gas station over the weekend. I'm in Mass. What is everyone talking about?
I'm with you. I'll also be using 5W-30 in my Pilot.jfrano said:I?m sure Honda was under enormous pressure to get the EPA numbers as high as possible, to compete with the Highlander and others, thus the 5W-20 recommendation and the car tires. Personally I'll be using the 5w-30!
Honda says it is acceptable if 5W20 is not available.MG Pilot said:
Do you think that 5W30 is an acceptable alternative to 5W20?
Hi,JungleJim said:So, even though Amsoil makes a 5W-20 (which, by the way, is only a 7500 mile oil), they recommend their 5W-30 oil if you're looking for engine protection and longevity.
Honda even states in the manual that 5W-30 can be used if 5W-20 is not available (and they don't tell you to change it as soon as 5W-20 is available.....The ATF is another story....) [/B]
The chart only shows 5W20.tatng said:
I try to find the section in the Pilot manual saying that it is OK to use 5W30 grade oil but I can't.
Can some one tell me which page in the manual mentions "it is OK to use 5W30 when 5W20 is not available" ?
I will use 5W30 only if Honda said it is OK... but I can not find it in the temperature/oil chart in the manual.