Honda Ridgeline oil ???

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Hey Guys my brother in law just picked an 06 with a 3.5L. I told him let me maintain it for ya because he drives a ton for work and neglects his car. Any how I was wandering what type of oil people are using how much does it take, what brand filters. I dont have the manual I just wanted some feedback from Honda owners.One more question does it have a timing belt? if it does when should it be changed.. Thanks if any one can help.
 
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Do you know if he wants to go the synthetic route and pay more, or is he more frugal and wants to use a conventional oil and a less expensive filter? If cost isn't too much of an option, I would vote for Pennzoil Platinum 5W-20 with a Napa Gold 1356 oil filter. If he wants to use conventional, I'd go for Pennzoil, Mobil Clean 5000, Valvoline, Castrol GTX or Havoline (if you can find it) in 5W-20 with a Pro-Line 14610 or Napa ProSelect 1356 oil filter. Sorry, I don't know if it uses a belt or chain. The engine takes 4.6 quarts (but you could just put in 4.5 and it should still be at the full mark)
 
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This engine takes 4.6 qts. Use 5w20 conventional oil and a quality filter such as purolator. Book says to change at 3750 mi but you can go 5k . It does have a timing belt and should be replaced at 105,000 mi.It's the same as the Honda Pilot which I previously owned. Nice vehicle, enjoy! slipperysam
 
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Thanks for the info I was thinking penzoil YB or platinum and a WIX filter .. The timing belt can go 105k wow I was thinking 60K. My wifes Sequoia has to be changed at 90K
 
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PYB is fine if it is changed often enough, but if he abuses the truck and it might see extended OCI by accident go with the PP.
 
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I ran a yr with valvoline dino from dealer, ran fine, olm was at 30% oil was blk lotsa city driving and 3400 miles. I go by olm due to warranty. any synthetic with honda filter will be fine. there are oci posted for ridgeline. check em out. I saw one in the ridgelineforums last yr hey thirdeye, what part town r u in, we should together for a few col ones over stash stories ;-)
 
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 Originally Posted By: stockrex
I ran a yr with valvoline dino from dealer, ran fine, olm was at 30% oil was blk lotsa city driving and 3400 miles. I go by olm due to warranty. any synthetic with honda filter will be fine. there are oci posted for ridgeline. check em out. I saw one in the ridgelineforums last yr hey thirdeye, what part town r u in, we should together for a few col ones over stash stories ;-)
I live in Walker, right by Alpine & 3 Mile (behind the Meijer on Alpine) in the Alpine Estates section. Send me a PM sometime.
 
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