Question about 1995 Honda Odyssey
1995 odyssey burning oil is it safe to use 20-50 syn and a bottle of lucas or will it cause more wesar and tear van has 196,000 on it and still ticking but i want to do as much as i can to make it last aleast 1 year more
The use of a 20-50 oil will not harm your vehicle,,,neither will the use of lucas additive. BUT, have you determined the reason for excessive oil consumption? (leaks vs burn off) Even what appears to be a small drip can use more oil than you think (ever leave a container under a dripping faucet?) Have you had a compression or leakdown test done on the engine to determine the extent of cylinder/ring wear? You may find that much of the oil consumption is due to dried out valve stem seals (far less expensive than a rebuild) In any case, using a good grade of oil will delay the wear process. Using a poor quality lubricant will accelerate it.
Poor quality lubricants have a high parafin content which forms sludge and are prone to burnoff even in a well running engine. This forms carbon in the ring grooves and causes the rings to stick and lowers compression as well as permitting more oil into the combustion chamber. That's something you don't want or need in a worn engine.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Use 20/50 of the cheap mineral type. no use using expensive synthetic oil if its burning oil anyway
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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