My experience with two Honda dealers suggests this is a dealer problem and maybe a service manager problem.I mentioned this a couple of times yesterday with little reaction. After seeing an invoice of someone's $50+ oil change they get at the dealership, I copied and search the item number for the oil used. This person thought they were getting a FULL synthetic oil change. Now they know they've been paying for synthetic BLEND. The item number for this 0W20 oil is 0020C-BAS-N0L
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Would anyone like to share their experience? What item # is on your invoice?
Yes, Hence the reason for this discussion. Hopefully this helps someone.My experience with two Honda dealers suggests this is a dealer problem and maybe a service manager problem.
Full Synthetic changes Honda, Ford, GM, all run $70-80. The service mangler was likely not clear and the customer not paying attention.
All it takes is 1 drop of synthetic oil added to regular oil to be considered semi or blend. Many factory reps love to push the blend for some reason.It's certainly your vehicle and your choice.
Semi or Blend does not equal Full synthetic and is of lesser quality no matter how much it's excused by its meeting the minimum rating. Conventional oil products = a lower flash point. Lower flash point oil can pre-ignite causing misfire codes and burned oil in cylinders. This can lead to stuck valves and rings, fouled spark plugs and dirty injectors. Lets not forget clogged cats and EGR valve and passages from burned oil suet and vapors. Semi or Blend oils are dirty oils making for a dirty engine, no matter how often you change it.
Not to mention, again ... "full synthetic" is not the same as 100% synthetic. Only the latter is all synthetic with no regular oil or additives. I guess I did mention it.All it takes is 1 drop of synthetic oil added to regular oil to be considered semi or blend. Many factory reps love to push the blend for some reason.
http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/OM/AH/ATG72121OM/enu/ATG72121OM.PDFI'm lazy or I would so the search myself,.......But does anyone have access to a link for the specific Honda recommendations for oil? (Blend of Synthetic)