I have a Honda Accord Sedan v4 EX 2016. What kind of Oil should I put in?


Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 05:37 PM about the 2016 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

"The owner's manual says "Use Premium-grade DW-20 detergent oil with
API Certification Seal on container." It does not indicate that it must be
synthetic oil.
But it says you may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API
Certification seal and specified viscosity grade.
But, the garage I have been taking my other cars to for years says it must be
synthetic oil.
Please advise.

3 Answers


Check the chemistry all oil comes from the same sources, No such thing as Synthetic oil.. Really! speak with a real Petro Chemistry professor...During the refining process an addition chemical step is taken now it's called Synthetic oil. Use API or use whatever YOU think is best. Regards

Tom Demyan

I think the factory fill is a synthetic blend 0W-20. You can use Full Synthetic if you want.


My understanding of engines and motor oil runs like this; Most engines should be first run with a good old fashioned engine oil of a viscosity recommended by the manufacturer for your climate. After your engine break in period you can switch to the new so called synthetic motor oils but can never go back to the old fashioned stuff. Hope this helps.

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