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Old 01-15-2015, 10:26 AM   #225
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Could it be because synthetic is neither required nor specifically recommended by the manufacturer? Your Odyssey is newer, but the manual for my '11 Pilot (same engine) simply mentions that it's okay to use synthetic, and that its use does not alter the recommended service interval.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:12 AM   #226
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Jon, Based upon your statement, I think it's interesting that Mobil hasn't picked up on this and included the Odyssey in their selection list.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:42 AM   #227
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My statement was pure speculation. To verify I'd have to pull up owner's manuals for several listed and unlisted vehicles and read what they say about oil... too lazy!
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:24 PM   #228
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Two additions to the Odyssey thread.

We had our second oil change and did use 0-20 synthetic oil at an "oil change store". I suspect we'll try sticking with synthetic though it's more expensive, hopefully a good thing in the long run. A synthetic oil change at home is $50 versus the normal $25.

On another thread my friend Wayne posted that the Odyssey transmission is used in the Honda Pilot. In the Pilot the transmission is rated for 5,000 lbs.

This month I've gotten to meet a number of fiberglass trailer owners and perspective owners, for the first time putting faces and personalities with posters and posts. It has been great to meet people I've "known" on the Internet. I write this because we hope to meet Wayne this summer, someone who has supported me frequently in my quest for information.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:42 AM   #229
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On the road and our first adventure.

We're heading north and made our usual stop at Parkdale Farms for a strawberry shake. I got out to notice water dripping out the door. It turns out that the clamp connection between our water tank and water pump had loosened and came off allowing the tank's 6 gallons to drain on the floor.

The Odyssey towed just fine getting between 19 and 20 mpg, driving around 55 mph mostly on cruise. We've owned the Odyssey about 8 months and have traveled about 12,000 miles.

We head home to repair the winter damage to our house and to sell it, mainly to get rid of the responsibility of two homes. Our place in Florida is just right for the two of us and has easily handled multiple overnights by friends and relatives.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:14 PM   #230
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Oh my... does that qualify as "a problem towing with a half tank of water"? (I read your question in the other thread.) Just kidding! I hope it wasn't difficult to dry things out.
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All dried out. The nipple on the water pump's input filter broke.

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Old 04-13-2015, 01:39 PM   #232
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Honda Odyssey calculated miles per gallon towing across flat, relatively windless FL into GA, about 340 miles over two days, 19.7 mpg.
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Sure glad your leak is fixed and your mileage is so good.
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Honda Odyssey calculated miles per gallon towing across flat, relatively windless FL into GA, about 340 miles over two days, 19.7 mpg.
My F-150 showed 20.5 MPG towing Scamp 16 while travelling I-75 north in FL with a slight back wind.
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Gotta love them tail winds.............LOL
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My F-150 showed 20.5 MPG towing Scamp 16 while travelling I-75 north in FL with a slight back wind.
That's great Sergey, love them Scamps.

We generally do not drive the Interstates north thru FL. We stick to FL 37, FL 60, and 302/A1A. We go about 7 miles on I95 to St Marys, GA tonight's stop. There are some lights but little traffic and a calmer ride than the interstate, at least for us.
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"We're heading north and made our usual stop at Parkdale Farms for a strawberry shake."

and......Parkesdale's Strawberry Shortcake (almost as good as my mom's) makes a good Breakfast....or Lunch?.......oops, maybe a better "light" Dinner.
Never tried the shake there, so.....Next time I'm going to order a Shake, AND a Shortcake. Then, Linda and I can enjoy some of each.

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"We're heading north and made our usual stop at Parkdale Farms for a strawberry shake."

and......Parkesdale's Strawberry Shortcake (almost as good as my mom's) makes a good Breakfast....or Lunch?.......oops, maybe a better "light" Dinner.
Never tried the shake there, so.....Next time I'm going to order a Shake, AND a Shortcake. Then, Linda and I can enjoy some of each.

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Mark, We've been known to drive to Parksdale just to get a shake. When we come down in the fall I get a combo shake, strawberry and banana. The fall is the only time they offer it. Fortunately Parksdale is just off our route thru FL.

During our FL stay we upick strawberries from Dec into APril. They plow the field under in April, even though it's full of berries to plant peas. Apparently only the snowbirds u pick strawberries.

While at Parksdale I of course love to browse the citrus samples.....

I agree a shake is a meal.
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