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My local Honda dealer will change my engine oil for 20 bucks.. Anyone know who makes the "Honda" oil? I usually use Mobil 1 high mileage, since i just turned 135k
 

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They buy their oil in bulk, to find out the brand you’d have to ask them. Highly doubt they’ll be using oem Honda oil for $20.
 

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They may buy their bulk oil from the supplier with the lowest bid when they need oil. Trick question - who would be the Original Equipment Manufacturer of oil?
 
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You will unlikely get "Full" Synthetic. It will probably be the Synthetic "Blend."
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Ask for the Honda item # for the oil they will use.
 

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My local Honda dealer will change my engine oil for 20 bucks.. Anyone know who makes the "Honda" oil? I usually use Mobil 1 high mileage, since i just turned 135k
"High Mileage" M1 has additives to swell oil seals that leak, stuff like that. If you have not ever had seal leaks to try and 'solve' with solvent rather than fix, stay away from the high-mileage versions. My too sense...
 

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I know synthetic blend is not as good as full synthetic. However, after changing my 05 Pilot engine oil with M1 5w-20 full synthetic with Honda oil filter, I don't get gas pedal response as good as with dealership oil after 3900-mile driven. Mileage suffers too, roughly 1 or 2 off. This is not the first time. So strange.
 

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I know synthetic blend is not as good as full synthetic. However, after changing my 05 Pilot engine oil with M1 5w-20 full synthetic with Honda oil filter, I don't get gas pedal response as good as with dealership oil after 3900-mile driven. Mileage suffers too, roughly 1 or 2 off. This is not the first time. So strange.
That is strange. probably that filter LOL
 
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You will unlikely get "Full" Synthetic. It will probably be the Synthetic "Blend."
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Ask for the Honda item # for the oil they will use.
I don't want to speak for 1,000 Honda dealers and 350 Acura dealers but many have either 0W-20 (synthetic) or 5W-20 (synthetic or blend) in bulk oil. They would not use quart bottles unless it was requested by the customer. You aren't going to get a blend if you request a full synthetic or the vehicle calls for it. Like PLT383 mentioned Honda is not in the oil manufacturing business. As with any purchase if you aren't sure ask before the work is done.
 

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Bulk oil may explain all the dust on these bottles.
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But regardless, I have no doubts that there is some deception or we'll just say that the customer didnt ask so there's no need for a detailed explanation by the service dept. The item number could tell the customer the whole story if they felt the need to search. Many simply believe their getting the best by going to the dealership. Someone may ask for synthetic, that doesn't necessarily mean they're going to get full synthetic, obviously.
 

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I can sense my car drive differently if I have different dealership do oil change. So another variable to consider, not just oil. Didn't mean to sway your thought of where to go to have oil change though. :p
 

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I can sense my car drive differently if I have different dealership do oil change. So another variable to consider, not just oil. Didn't mean to sway your thought of where to go to have oil change though. :p
Maybe should go to 0w16 full synthetic? 😲
 

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I can sense my car drive differently if I have different dealership do oil change. So another variable to consider, not just oil. Didn't mean to sway your thought of where to go to have oil change though. :p
What oil filter did you choose?
 

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I can sense my car drive differently if I have different dealership do oil change. So another variable to consider, not just oil. Didn't mean to sway your thought of where to go to have oil change though. :p
OK, I call BS on this one. Sorry. And I'm sure you think you do too- sense a different dealers work, etc. LOL
 
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OK, I call BS on this one. Sorry. And I'm sure you think you do too- sense a different dealers work, etc. LOL
Dealership are franchised, owned by different people. Some are nicer, like, having more choice of snacks. This is real stuffs, tangible than senses. Try it. :p
 

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Dealership are franchised, owned by different people. Some are nicer, like, having more choice of snacks. This is real stuffs, tangible than senses. Try it. :p
Oh, no doubt. You stated you could 'feel' the difference when driving it?
 
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