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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 17th May 2017, 23:13 Thread Starter
 
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Would this oil brand do for a 1.4 i-vtec?

Just did some research on the wiki and this is what I gathered. Recommended 0w-20 or 0w-30, spec standards: API SN, ILSAC GF-5, can use ACEA A3/**. Oil capacity is around 4.2 litres and Fuchs 0W-30 was used at the factory. So the cost:

Castrol Edge Professional H 0W-20 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil 4 Litres = £43.12 inc vat (I'm sure cox can help me out with a discount)
TITAN Supersyn LONGLIFE PLUS 0W-30 = £34.99 inc vat (might get a discount from opie)

Finally, I found THIS!!! Petronas Syntium 7000 0W-20 - 5ltr = £ 22.78 !!!! from carparts4less, meeting API SN and ACEA C3, ILSAC GF-5. Surely I'm missing something? Why is this so cheap? Petronas any good? And have I just found a gold mine and advertised it to the world... if that's the case great I'm sure they'll take it down in a jiffy.
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Not sure it needs 4.2 litres, my experience says about 3.7 or 3.8, can't speak for the brand but I'd personally rather spend an extra £20 for oil I trust.

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Alwas use best oil other than cheapest one would not use my car as oil tester

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Honda recommends Castrol I would stick to that.

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I agree Honda endorses Castrol, I just hope it isn’t due to marketing hype but extensive lab research behind it's support. For me brand isn’t the most important aspect of choosing a product but the science and quality behind it.

Petronas seems to have good reviews, people use it on their Mercs and BM’s as well, one of the boasting features of this oil is “CoolTech” which keeps the engine cooler compared to other oils. On another forum someone done a dyno test quite a while back on Petronas and interestingly had a decent uplift on their BHP here

I think I may just stick to Castrol like most, as I too don’t want the risk factor although it would have been insightful if someone tried Petronas before and shared their experience. My guess is the other oils are more costly due to high quality cleaning / protective additives which Petronas may not have.
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You could always ask for the opinion of Oilman in this thread here:

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I'd stick with 0W30 or 5W30. My last oil change at the dealers was 0W20, but the engine is running rougher. 0 or 5 is OK for cold conditions, but I'm thinking the 20 when hot is a bit too thin. It clatters more under load and gathers more petrol, which in turn degrades the oil faster. Petronas is just fine for regular road conditions.
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