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21st May 2019 08:32
daedaldee
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Originally Posted by dooper View Post
Ive always tended to use the Mobil 1 0-20 in my 1.8 8th gen as this was what coxs supplied via their website along with honda branded filter. I notice mahle filters offered on some websites. Are mahle the manufacturers of honda branded filters so essentially the same product??
The OEM maufacturer is Denso, I believe. People have had issues with non-Honda filters.
30th April 2019 22:48
dooper Ive always tended to use the Mobil 1 0-20 in my 1.8 8th gen as this was what coxs supplied via their website along with honda branded filter. I notice mahle filters offered on some websites. Are mahle the manufacturers of honda branded filters so essentially the same product??
15th April 2019 18:50
Aky My Civic 2006 is on 150K and i got the Castrol Edge 0w-30 (L or C) last year on lightning deal on Amazon (Mistake), and the car is more noisier & vibrates a lot more - the MPG is down by 3mpg too. This is all compared to A5/B5 oil I been using for many years. I will be going back to A5/B5 (Engine has been flawless). Am having suspension/engine mount issues more, as you would imagine with that many miles.

Best car i've ever owned long term, & i've owned quite a few (7). My biggest hit on this car was the actuator replacement (Ouch)
11th April 2019 15:42
vynz
Still going strong

Well guys it's been 4 years and just passed 100,000 miles. I'v been using nothing but Castrol Edge A5/B5 and I am pleased to report that my Type-S is still going strong and surprising me with it's performance sometimes.

Engine runs nice and quiet. I don't do much driving anymore so basically it gets driven once on the weekend and a start and warm up mid-week. This morning I started it and went around to get something out of the boot and it was so quiet I was wondering if it was still running!
17th November 2017 20:52
Matic Mohorčič
oil

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dracula7 View Post
Hi Matic,

I went eventually for the one I said I will go for from OpieOils
Castrol Edge Titanium 0w-30 FST A5/B5 Fully Synthetic Car Engine Oil -4 litres

GOOD CHOICE
Car is running smooth, no problems.
Mine is going on LPG actually, but that has no repercussions on this thread.
U gotto buy 2 x 4 litres.
I still got from the 2nd bottle, since a year and a half ago, but I do not drive that much.
But most of you guys you know by now, that Civics do eat oil.
Presumably U always gotto take into account the milage of your car as well when you choose the oil.
Mine had 100K when done oil change.
Hope that helps guys.
Good lucK Matic
Hi Dracula!

Thank you for quick reply! Does your car "eat" any oil?

BR Matic
17th November 2017 15:04
Dracula7
Castrol Edge Titanium 0w-30 FST A5/B5 Fully Synthetic Car Engine Oil - 100K

Hi Matic,

I went eventually for the one I said I will go for from OpieOils
Castrol Edge Titanium 0w-30 FST A5/B5 Fully Synthetic Car Engine Oil -4 litres
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69391-c...ngine-oil.aspx
GOOD CHOICE
Car is running smooth, no problems.
Mine is going on LPG actually, but that has no repercussions on this thread.
U gotto buy 2 x 4 litres.
I still got from the 2nd bottle, since a year and a half ago, but I do not drive that much.
But most of you guys you know by now, that Civics do eat oil.
Presumably U always gotto take into account the milage of your car as well when you choose the oil.
Mine had 100K when done oil change.
Hope that helps guys.
Good lucK Matic
17th November 2017 14:41
Matic Mohorčič
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Originally Posted by Dracula7 View Post
Top Man vynz. tx for feed-back.
If this works for me also, maybe I do an update on the main page oil info so next guy doesn't have to go through what you did, and what I searched about. Actually there are 3 versions of this Castrol edge 0w-30 oil:
plain 0w-30, A5/B5 and an LL. On the 'LL' bottle it say for 'Honda' to add to the confusion. Anyway, it looks like from what you say that the A5/B5 is the one for us. The C3, from the link above seems for use `as catalyst compatible oil in vehicles with DPF and TWC...' not sure what this DPF and TWC really means... not into that...but looks as it doesnt affect us.
I was going to go for the plain 0w-30, becasue you get the 5L for the price of 4, thinking I would need some extra to top up, as usually Civic's eat oil. But I don't know that yet, so I will jsut go for the 4L A5/B5, which I hope will be ok.
Thanks again,
Dracky

EDIT: PArt 2.
After reading another thread in here about the oil I went onto the Castrol website.
Guess what? They suggest that the plain 0w-30 is the one to go for... this is either a joke from Castrol or it doesnt really matter which one,. but from what you say, actually it matters.
Which oil did you choose then and how are you sattisfied?
9th September 2016 08:57
oilman Hi

Potentially the fuel economy will change if you use a thicker oil, but due to the hot climate, it's likely the oil is getting too thin for the best protection. Does it burn much oil?

Cheers

Tim
8th September 2016 20:49
Tsentr Hi for all. I have civic mk8 hatchback 1.4 idsi. And I change the oil with recommended from honda 0/20 honda oil. I live in Cyprus and it's too hot summer months. Before to change the with this thick fully sinthetic I'm scare but when I change, have big difference, the noise of engine better and good economy. Like example now only in town with full tank I make 500-530 km. Only in highway 750 km and both of them 680 km. Town 5.5 to 6 liters per 100 km highway 4.8 to 5.5
24th April 2016 19:19
Dracula7
Quote:
Originally Posted by vynz View Post
Hi there Dracula,

This is quite a coincidence as I just changed my oil 7 days ago and decided to use the one recommended by the Halfords oil recommend-er thingy. It recommended the 0W-30 A5/B5.

Reading this helped me confirm my decision.

ACEA Engine Oil Specifications - oilspecifications.org

Note the difference in minimum viscosity between the A5/B5 and the C3

Immediately after the change the engine went back to being quieter than with the C3 oil. In fact it even feels livelier and more powerful now, like how I remember the car when I bought it.

So, while I can't explain what is going on, the A5/B5 definitely feels like it is more compatible with the engine for some reason. I hope I haven't caused any damage by running the 'wrong' oil for a year.
Top Man vynz. tx for feed-back.
If this works for me also, maybe I do an update on the main page oil info so next guy doesn't have to go through what you did, and what I searched about. Actually there are 3 versions of this Castrol edge 0w-30 oil:
plain 0w-30, A5/B5 and an LL. On the 'LL' bottle it say for 'Honda' to add to the confusion. Anyway, it looks like from what you say that the A5/B5 is the one for us. The C3, from the link above seems for use `as catalyst compatible oil in vehicles with DPF and TWC...' not sure what this DPF and TWC really means... not into that...but looks as it doesnt affect us.
I was going to go for the plain 0w-30, becasue you get the 5L for the price of 4, thinking I would need some extra to top up, as usually Civic's eat oil. But I don't know that yet, so I will jsut go for the 4L A5/B5, which I hope will be ok.
Thanks again,
Dracky

EDIT: PArt 2.
After reading another thread in here about the oil I went onto the Castrol website.
Guess what? They suggest that the plain 0w-30 is the one to go for... this is either a joke from Castrol or it doesnt really matter which one,. but from what you say, actually it matters.
24th April 2016 13:52
vynz Hi there Dracula,

This is quite a coincidence as I just changed my oil 7 days ago and decided to use the one recommended by the Halfords oil recommend-er thingy. It recommended the 0W-30 A5/B5.

Reading this helped me confirm my decision.

ACEA Engine Oil Specifications - oilspecifications.org

Note the difference in minimum viscosity between the A5/B5 and the C3

Immediately after the change the engine went back to being quieter than with the C3 oil. In fact it even feels livelier and more powerful now, like how I remember the car when I bought it.

So, while I can't explain what is going on, the A5/B5 definitely feels like it is more compatible with the engine for some reason. I hope I haven't caused any damage by running the 'wrong' oil for a year.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dracula7 View Post
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vynz, so it was good choice in the end the Castrol Edge 0w-30 (non A5/B5) ?
I just bought my FK2 and want to do oil change. Previous chap put 5w-30.
*** let me know if the engine was ok, and the 'the engine sounded different. I can distinctly hear the valve tappets now.' eventually was a good thing.
Cheers,
Dracky
24th April 2016 11:40
Dracula7
Quote:
Originally Posted by vynz View Post
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.

I think I got the wrong oil in my engine [Archive] - Volvo Owners Club Forum

Happy days

Would still be nice if anone else has experience of the increased tappet noise on changing oil tho...
____________
vynz, so it was good choice in the end the Castrol Edge 0w-30 (non A5/B5) ?
I just bought my FK2 and want to do oil change. Previous chap put 5w-30.
*** let me know if the engine was ok, and the 'the engine sounded different. I can distinctly hear the valve tappets now.' eventually was a good thing.
Cheers,
Dracky
12th March 2016 17:55
Aidan97
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Originally Posted by Philtor View Post
Thanks fella
No problem bud
12th March 2016 16:39
Philtor Thanks fella
12th March 2016 16:35
Aidan97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philtor View Post
Using the Castrol oil selector with my reg recommends Edge 0W-30 but what's this all about?

'Please be aware this product is only valid for component Engine L13A7'.
As far as I'm aware, that would be the engine code the oil is compatable with. So with yours being the 1.4 that engine code corresponds to your engine meaning it is compatible. Hope that helped
12th March 2016 15:24
Philtor Using the Castrol oil selector with my reg recommends Edge 0W-30 but what's this all about?

'Please be aware this product is only valid for component Engine L13A7'.
16th July 2015 09:47
Jon_G
Quote:
Originally Posted by pele View Post
...Jon, I saw your timing change pictures. Good job on that I must say. Your engine looks very clean, no varnish what intervals are you changing oils with?
Thanks. Yes, it was actually quite clean inside... for the last few years I've been changing the oil at around 6k miles.
16th July 2015 09:09
oilman Thanks for that, I wish Mobil could have let us know that. From what I can find, it seems like it's pretty good stuff, on one forum they reckon that the Mobil 1 is a better oil with the Visom than PAO (based on UOAs). I also found something where they reckon the Mobil 1 is a blend of Visom and PAO.

With the way things are moving on, there is very little overall difference in PAO and group III oils. With Mobil making the Visom and Shell doing their gas to oil process, searching out PAO oils seems a bit pointless in many cases.

Cheers

Tim
15th July 2015 20:53
pele
Quote:
Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi

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

Cheers

Tim
Mobil 1 isn't pao Anymore Tim. Mobil 1 have created a propreity base oil called visom, this is a group 3+. It's mentioned all over the Internet.
15th July 2015 20:50
pele
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon_G View Post
The only difference between 0w-30 and 5w-30 is the cold viscosity.
A 0w oil will be of a better quality as it will use better base stocks. It will more likely have pao base stock. the 5w will more likely to have highly refined group 3 oil.

Jon, I saw your timing change pictures. Good job on that I must say. Your engine looks very clean, no varnish what intervals are you changing oils with?
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