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Acura* MDX* Recommended Oil: A Comprehensive Guide for Optimal Engine Performance

Ever wondered why your Acura* MDX* feels like a dream cruising through the streets? Or why, despite your adventurous spirit, it never seems to complain, even on the roughest terrains? Well, the secret doesn’t just lie in its advanced engineering or the luxurious interior. A significant part of this smooth experience is thanks to the lifeblood of any vehicle – the engine oil. Selecting the right oil for your Acura* MDX* isn’t just a matter of maintenance; it’s about ensuring optimal engine performance and longevity. The latest Acura* MDX* models come with two beautiful hearts – a 3.0-liter V6 and a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine. The right oil keeps these hearts healthy and robust. So, let’s dive in to understand why picking the recommended oil isn’t something you should take lightly.

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AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 100% Synthetic Motor Oil

Understanding Acura* MDX* Engines

The Acura* MDX*’s performance is not just impressive; it’s thrilling. This thrill is provided by two engine options, both V6 but with varying capacities and features that cater to different driving enthusiasts.

3.0-liter V6 Gasoline Engine

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Imagine this engine as the powerhouse athlete of the two, boasting 355 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a hefty 354 lb-ft of torque right from 1,400 rpm. It’s not just about the raw power; the technology behind this marvel, including 24 valves, DOHC, variable valve timing, standard direct injection, and cylinder deactivation technology, makes it a smart giant. The 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability paired with an all-wheel-drive system and a standard center limited-slip differential, is like the cherry on top, ensuring none of this power goes to waste.

3.5-liter V6 Gasoline Engine

This engine is the steadfast heart of the MDX*, offering a robust 290 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 267 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. While slightly less powerful, it doesn’t skimp on technology, featuring a SOHC, 24 valves, variable valve timing, standard direct injection, and cylinder deactivation. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive system, it offers a balanced performance that’s both exhilarating and efficient.

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Choosing the Right Oil for Your Acura* MDX*

For the past decade, the Acura* MDX* recommended oil has been a 0W-20 viscosity motor oil. But it’s not just any 0W-20 (AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 100% Synthetic Motor Oil).

Oil Specifications and Performance

This isn’t about grabbing the first 0W-20 oil bottle you see on the shelf. The right oil for your Acura* MDX* should meet specific specs like API SP (Resource Conserving), SN PLUS, SN, and GM dexos1* Gen 3, among others. Why? Because your MDX* isn’t just another car; it’s a sophisticated machine that demands the best to perform its best. Using the correct oil viscosity and specifications, like the ones mentioned, ensures your engine runs smoothly, efficiently, and lasts as long as it’s meant to.

Enhancing Transmission and Differential Performance

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But let’s not forget about the unsung heroes – the transmission and differential/transfer case.

Transmission Fluid Selection

The Multi-Vehicle 100% Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle 100% Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid) recommended for the Acura* MDX* is like the perfect fitness trainer for your car’s transmission. It ensures the gears shift smoothly and efficiently, no matter the conditions, and doubles the vehicle manufacturer’s severe-service drain interval. It’s designed for hard-working vehicles, making sure your MDX*’s transmission lives a long, healthy life.

Gear Lubricant for Differential

For the differential/transfer case, think of the 75W-90 100% Synthetic Gear Lubricant (AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® 75W-90 100% Synthetic Gear Lube as the ultimate guardian. It’s engineered to reduce friction, excel in extreme temperatures, and provide unmatched protection against wear. This means no matter how hard you push your MDX*, the differential’s got your back, ensuring smooth operation and efficiency.

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Choosing the Best Synthetic Oil Brand

When it comes to picking a brand for your Acura* MDX*’s oil, transmission fluid, and gear lubricant, think of it as selecting a partner for a long-term relationship. You want someone reliable, innovative, and of the highest quality, like AMSOIL. Why settle for less when it comes to your MDX*?

In ensuring your Acura* MDX* keeps delivering the performance you love, using the recommended oil, transmission fluid, and gear lubricant is non-negotiable. It’s not just about maintenance; it’s about respecting and preserving the engineering marvel that is your Acura* MDX*. So next time you’re due for an oil change, remember, it’s not just a routine service; it’s an investment in your vehicle’s health and longevity. Happy driving!

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