quote:You have to screw up pretty bad to condemn a new Honda to a life of smoke belching and oil guzzling. I have similar experience and feelings about 5w30 in my wifes 05 CRV. We haven't noticed any real change in mileage either and the engine runs like silk. I dumped the factory fill early as well, ran dino 5w20 for 3000 or so and then switched to Amsoil 5w30. It has about 8000 now and hasn't used a drop. I think I'll put 7500 on this oil and then get a UOA.
If I've condemned my new car to life as a smoke belching, oil guzzling pig I think I might cry.