And my dealer told me they called Honda Canada who assured them it was indeed synthetic.....interesting. And bears further investigation, no???britye: There is no warranty issue with using 10W-30 oil as long as the oil meets the specification and it does. The specification has nothing to do with the oil viscosity. Honda cannot tell you that using 10W-30 oil that meets the API Certification Seal will void their engine warranty. I have used 10W-30 oil since the 1950's. My record with 10W-30 oil is that if I change the oil/filter between 3K to 4K miles then my engine never smokes even at over 200K miles, I never add oil between changes, and I get high MPG. Yes, I may get less MPG in very cold weather, but I doubt if it would be less that 0.1 MPG. Meanwhile, my engine will not wear out early.
Our 2006 Accord 4 cyl. got 36+ at 75 MPH and 38+ at 70 MPH highway speeds using 10W-30 oil. And Honda said to use 5W-20. Well, 2006 Austrailian manuals said to use 10W-30 for the 4 cyl. and the V-6. The manager said the US 5W-20 recommendation was our CAFE, not what was best for the engine!
The personnel at the Honda Company told me their 0W-20 oil was not synthetic!
My Honda dealer sent me a Honda Bulletin (#10-07) which does verify the 0W-20 oil as synthetic....And my dealer told me they called Honda Canada who assured them it was indeed synthetic.....interesting. And bears further investigation, no???
Honda Canada also told me that using anything other than 0W-20 "may" void the warranty. This too may require further investigation I think!
Ummmmm...what trip computer???According to the trip computer, I'm getting exactly what it says on the sticker (8.6 litres per 100 km) at 80 - 105 km/h or 33 mpg (imperial gallons). I have about 6000 km on my CT. What bothers me is that the trip computer says 8.5 but when I fuel up and do the calculation manually it comes out to 9.3 which is 30 m/gal or 25 m/us gal. Has anybody else checked the accuracy of their trip computer?
Greetings. Not an owner (yet) but this caught my eye, too. According to Honda's press release, the trip computer is part of the NAV option. (balls) This paragraph is found under the "NAV" heading in the Honda Press Release:Ummmmm...what trip computer???
It better get better, my MDX get's, 11.9 litres for 100 KM.Last tank of gas I put through my CT, which has 1000 miles on it my MPG was 13.28 US MPG or 17.7 litres per 100 Kilometers (combined city/hwy.) Mind you this is in winter/snow with warm up times/idle time etc. included.
Long way from the ratings, but it is still breaking in I guess.
Sure hope it gets better though....
How is everyone else doing....honestly?