quote:Mobil 1 0w20 meets the Honda specs and is specifically recommended for Honda applications that call for 5w20.
Originally posted by brickman: Honda recommends 5w-20. I cannot find a 5w-20 synthetic. What would be a comparable synthetic weight?
quote:I have a PDF file from Redline which lists 5w20 and shows it's technical specs too.
Originally posted by Bror Jace: I had heard Red Line makes a 5W20 but I have not confirmed this. Perhaps someone can contact myoilshop.com and ask them?
quote:So, you feel pretty comfortable that a non-synthetic will protect an engine as well as a synthetic? I'm talking the standard 3 to 4K drain intervals, not for the extended intervals. That seems to be the concensus here: pick a quality name brand, if you change religiously every 3 to 4K, you'll get great results, regardless whether it's syn or non-syn.
Originally posted by Bror Jace: If you will settle for a non-synthetic, I'd go with Pennzoil or the Honda OEM oil with all that moly. --- Bror Jace
quote:And they probably never will, according to Bob. And legally speaking, Schaeffer Oil could label their Supreme 7000 5w30 a full synthetic, since it's base oil is 75-80% group 3 and 20-25% PAO. So it's more "synthetic" than your typical Walmart sold synthetic oil.
Originally posted by Bror Jace: Yes, exactly. If I were to spend a little extra money on an oil, I'd look for a better additive package (moly, boron, etc ...) and not worry so much about the base oil. This is why I happily shell out $3+ for Schaeffer Supreme 7000 even though it's "only" a synthetic blend (mostly mineral). Unfortunately, Schaeffer doesn't make a 5W20 ... at least not yet.