rtbaron said:How many out there are planning to use synthetic oil in their new Ridgeline. Is it really worth the extra cost. And yes, I do believe Honda will honor any problems even if you use the synthetic oils.
no, no no........the oil change 3 times in the first 3000 is not a good idea!!ladyridge said:I just had a lenghty conversation with a customer of ours who bought a Ridgeline and was concerned about the "wind" noise. After I told him of this sight and that I too was a Ridgline owner, we went into great depth of the vehicle and the pros and cons. One thing he mentioned was the fact that he uses 5W20 Valvoline Premium. He said he is on the road alot and drives all over the country. He purchased his vehicle from us on the 31st of May and has already changed the oil 3 times. He said he gets about 20-21 mpg. He was told to break in the engine with highway miles and an oil change every 1K miles for the first 3K. Sounds like a good plan.
Uh oh....I guess I should read the manual and quote it to him. But now it's too late for him.jeffiam said:no, no no........the oil change 3 times in the first 3000 is not a good idea!!
the manual specifically states NOT to change the breakin oil before its first
Since it only counts in increments of 10% you actually could be anywhere from 80% to 90%.FlaDan said:I am leaning toward using Mobile one. I am not sure about relying on HAL though. I have 1200 miles on my Ridgeline and HAL is still at 90% so unless HAL is sleeping my first oil change would be at 10K. I think that is too long with dino in it.
I am keeping an eye on HAL to see when he changes.
No problem, im sure it wont be the last spammer. Glad that one was tagged and bagged fast!Nicholas said:Don't really know if I'll get any better gas mileage with synthetic oil (Mobil 1 5W20) but do know that I won't be sending as much money overseas using synthetic by buying dino oil...lol (or maybe not???) And by the way, thanks for the warning about the spam guy...also put my first person from this room on "ignor".
I would say no. If there was even a slight difference in friction between conventional and synthetic oils you would see that difference in engine wear and not fuel mileage. If there was a big enough difference in friction to measure fuel mileage then there would be huge wear differences between the oils and we know that's not the case.bellteck said:Do you actually get better gas milage using synthetic oils?
I would absolutely use synthetic oil in any turbocharged engine! The rules change with the turbo.bellteck said:Great write up CSI, I never have used synthetic oil but my brother used to in his eagle talon awd turbo. I may think about using it in summer and winter or if planning a vacation trip in the ridge, the extra protection does sound worth it for that reason alone.
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Hope you're not serious!SSquire said: