Exactly.Regarding the whole “special additives” issue, if water/fuel dilution is an industry-wIde issue it surely would have been addressed with the introduction of the SP/GF-6 oil formulation released May 1 of this year. So it seems unlikely Honda branded oil has a “secret sauce” to mitigate the problem.
Best approach for owners is to buy an API approved oil as suggested in the Owner’s Manual in the SP formulation. These oils are now becoming available at WalMart but at the selection is still mixed be sure you choose the right bottle.
Sorry Williamsji, but Honda is not doing something magical here. Just something the rest of the oil industry has already been doing. ILSAC GF-6 is certified by most top brands already.
Trying to market it as something new and required to customers is scam behavior and should be noted as such.