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Which type of oil should I use?

Few days ago, I have looked this link " Oil - Civinfo Wiki " to see which type of engine oil I should use on my civic 1.8 ES.

In the web site, they said "Good spec 5W-40 Semi synthetic or fully synthetic oil
Best spec: 0W-30 Fully synthetic".

However, I also checked on this web site
" Comma :: Products For Your Honda Civic Civic 1.8i-VTEC (2005-) ", they said Engine Oil: Xtech 5W-30.

Your Vehicle's Info
Engine Code: R18A2

Filter 0.2 litre

Capacity 3.7 litre Service fill.

Capacity 4.5 litre Dry fill

So please advise me on which oil I should use.



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Most of us use Castrol Edge 0W30 or 5w30. (Do not use Magnetec)
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Most of us use Castrol Edge 0W30 or 5w30. (Do not use Magnetec)
Why not Magnetec? Is there anything wrong with this oil?
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its semi synthetic not fully

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After seeing the the size of the oil pump in the sump of the diesel I would not use anything other than specified 0w 30 on the diesel and most definately use correct oil in the petrol cars.
The diesel oil pump is driven by a weedy little chain driving two "pump cams" that if heavier grade oil was used could end with premature chain failure!!
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castrol magnatec fully synthetic 5w30 engine oil???????
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castrol magnatec fully synthetic 5w30 engine oil???????
Honda recommends Edge, it is a much higher quality oil and will protect the engine much better. Magnatec 5w30 fully synthetic is just hydro-cracked oil often referred to as a group III oil, the absolute entry level of synthetic. Edge is a group IV PAO oil, which is a much higher quality and performance synthetic.
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Yes, that's it exactly
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So. I am seeing two types of Castrol Edge 0w-30.

Castrol Edge 0w-30
Castrol Edge 0w-30 A5/B5

Which is the one we need please anyone know?

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Hi

Either is fine to use, it's only the diesels with a DPF that require the first of the two you listed, the others can use either.

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Thanks for that Tim!



I was getting worried that I bought the wrong one!

See I had Mobil 1 5-w30 A5/B5 in and when I changed to Castrol Edge 0w-30 (non A5/B5) I immediately noticed that the engine sounded different. I can distinctly hear the valve tappets now.

Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing?

Anyway I found this thread on another forum and one of the guys had a nice simple breakdown of what the A, B and Cs stand for. Simply, C3 is the best and this is whats on the Castrol Edge 0w-30 bottle.

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/archiv.../t-128912.html

Happy days

Would still be nice if anone else has experience of the increased tappet noise on changing oil tho...

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Some oils absorb sound more than others, so it's likely to be nothing to worry about as they are both suitable grades.

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Low ash is the key word for diesels with DPF. Don't think the difference between 0-30 and 5-30 makes much difference in the UK climate.
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Usually 0-30 are better quality oils compared to 5-30
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The only difference between 0w-30 and 5w-30 is the cold viscosity.
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What about Mobil Super 3000

This post is timely as the car is due an oil change.
Previously used Castrol Magnetec 5W-30 for the last 3 oil changes. Can't say I've noticed much apart from oil consumption has got lower and lower between changes.
Tempted to try Mobil 3000X1 formula FE as Exxon Mobil claim that Castrol's fully synthetic wasn't PAO oil that their fully synthetic would be. Unless Mobil have decided if they can't beat e'm, join 'em.
Thoughts please?
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Hi

The Super 3000 oils are not PAO, they are hydrocracked like the Magnatec. Their Mobil 1 range is PAO.

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