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V6 oil consumption
So V6 owners, what is your experience with oil consumption using the recommended 5W-20 oil.
I have about 5000 miles on my 2010 V6. Before I left on my trip, I had considered getting the oil changed but ran out of time. At the first gas fill up (about 3600 on the OD at the time) I noticed the original oil level was barely touching the bottom bulb on the dipstick. I dumped in a quart and drove another tank full of gas and checked again. Still below the cross-hatched portion so I added another quart. I drove the rest of the way (approximately 1400 mi in all) and the oil is still midway into the cross-hatch. I have to add that the oil I put in on the road was 5W-30 since NO ONE carries 5W-20 at gas stations.
I checked the tail pipe extentions and the dished out portion (the part some people are painting black) has a lot of oily residue. The car doesn't smoke but it has been driven the better part of 1400 miles at speeds 75 to 95 mph for hours on end. I'm going to go into the local Honda Dealer here and get the oil changed and tell them about this. I wonder what everyone else here that has a Gen 8 V6 is experiencing as far as oil comsumption goes. This is my third V6 and neither of the others uses any oil, even now.
2003 EXLV6 Sedan (Silver ext., Black int.)
2010 EXLV6 w/ Navi Sedan (Black / Black)
Window Tint 35% (Formula 1 Pinnacle) - done
Yellow Lamin-x film for Fog lights
Smoke Lamin-x film for Tail lights - done
Black PC rims or Possibly MOMO V10s
Stephan83 trunk lip spoiler
Weathertech window visors - done
Sarona rear roof window spoiler
Weathertech Digital-Fit mats - done
Tein SS coilovers