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Old 22nd April 2012, 17:22   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Type/Grade change and MPG - Wow!

Having taken a certain Honda dealer to task at the 1st service a year ago for not using the Honda recomended 0-30 but using a 5-something (Hats off to them for refunding the oil cost when I showed them the proof in the handbook.)
This year I specifically asked another Honda dealer what they would be using. Again it was a 5 - something. So I asked if I could supply my own Edge 0 - 30 and they said they'd be more than happy to use whatever I brought along.
I'm mighty glad that I did! My MPG average has been about 49.3 and I've never managed to get 50mpg without going uncomfotably slow. Over the last few days I've watched it sail past 50mpg with ease and its now sitting very close to 55mpg and shows every sign of rising higher. Vey happy.
(Thanks to oilman & Opie oils for a very fast delivery of 6L of Edge.)
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oil viscosity definitely helps with economy mate, and at least you have peace of mind now you're running the correct oil in your ictdi.
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got my 1.8 petrol booked in for gold service at honda soon, don't know what oil they put in at the none honda garage i brought the car off 18 months ago as they serviced it as part of the deal but i'm only getting mid 20's early 30's around town and just over 40 mpg on motorway so could do with a 5 mpg increase like you if they put some better quality oil in
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Honda service will normally put 10w40 in unless you request/supply 0w30.

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How do you get above 50mpg??? I swear buy castrol edge 0w 30 and Only once I have ever hit 52mpg?

Normally 47 mpg?
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How do you get above 50mpg??? I swear buy castrol edge 0w 30 and Only once I have ever hit 52mpg?

Normally 47 mpg?
Chances are it's the trip computer readings. I've had 58mpg on the computer before now but the most I've ever actually had is 51mpg.

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Thats more like it, don't tust your computer
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For the last 14 oil changes I've used Castrol Edge Sport 0w40. And even then the MPG readings vary. As long as the oil has a ** (diesel) spec (performance) og B5 (fuel efficency) you are safe.
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I can't understand why a Honda dealer would go against what's stated very clearly in the handbook. Perhaps there are other cars in the range that can't handle the 0w so they make a compromise as opposed to stocking more than 1 grade. When my local Honda dealer was Inchcape Honda they were using the Edge 0 - 30 but now its been taken over by Glyn Hopkin they are now usning this 5w stuff.
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I guess the number one factor would be cost!
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I can't understand why a Honda dealer would go against what's stated very clearly in the handbook. Perhaps there are other cars in the range that can't handle the 0w so they make a compromise as opposed to stocking more than 1 grade. When my local Honda dealer was Inchcape Honda they were using the Edge 0 - 30 but now its been taken over by Glyn Hopkin they are now usning this 5w stuff.
Because its cheaper for them.

This is why I go independant and provide by own service items.
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ow30 is insanely expensive in comparison but the acea grade is not as good its louder and less protected at start up.

0w30 is engineered for better consumption
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just picked up 7 liters ELF evolution diesel 5w 30 for under 30 euros
and 7 liters of SHELL helix 5w 40 for 35 euros.

But this is France
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