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I get asked many questions about oil so I thought a thread here for all oil related questions would be a good idea and build into a FAQ or reference point for others.

So, put your oil questions here but please give the following information if you would like a recommendation:

Make
Model
Year
Engine size/type

Any mods

Type of use (road/track)

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc?

I hope this will help and become a useful thread

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first service what type of oil?

Hi oilman,
i am taking my car for iys first service and wanted to supply my own oil what do you recomend
my car is
honda fn2 civic typr r, year 2007 57 reg,its done 4900 miles,it has no mods and is just used on the road,
any help would be great
thanks andrew
 

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Make - Honda
Model - Civic
Year - 2006
Engine size/type - 2.2, Diesel

Any mods - none as yet.

Type of use (road/track) - fast road, some shorter journeys (commute)

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

Not sure, will look at service book.

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc?

Engine :)
 

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Make - Honda
Model - Civic
Year - 2006
Engine size/type - 2.2, Diesel

Any mods - none as yet.

Type of use (road/track) - fast road, some shorter journeys (commute)

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

Not sure, will look at service book.

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc?

Engine :)
Most of the postings rave on about Castrol EDGE 0w-30

There's a Castrol EDGE 0w-30 Turbo Diesel version but I don't know the specific differences are.
 
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Make - Honda
Model - Civic EX
Year - 2008
Engine size/type I-CDTI 2.2

Any mods - none

Type of use (road/track) - Road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine oil

I have about 3L of Castrol SLX Longlife II 0W-30 left over from when I had my Polo 1.2 53 plate petrol.

Can I use this on my Civic, it states it's suitable for turbo diesels but it also mainly states it's for VW's!

If anyone can help me with this I will be extremely grateful!

Thank you in advance.

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My thoughts ...

I've topped my Civic off with Mobil 1 0W-40 (not that it has used much oil) and I intend to specify that this is used when the first service comes around (some 2 months away) ... and it's not cheap ...

Quote from the Mobil web-site (supported by independent reviews) ...

" Mobil 1 0W-40 is recommended for all types of modern light-duty vehicles, especially high-performance turbo-charged, supercharged gasoline and diesel multi-valve fuel injected engines found in passenger cars, SUVs, light vans and trucks. Mobil 1 0W-40 is especially suitable for extreme conditions, where conventional oil often can't perform. " ...

So, 0W-40 is probably overkill - but then - 'Scotty' only used the very best "Dilithium Crystals" for the 'USS Enterprise' - eh, what ! ...

Mind you - despite being Scottish - I do live in Norway (where there can be lots of steep uphill challenges and therefore high engine stress) ...
 

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Make - Honda
Model - Civic EX
Year - 2008
Engine size/type I-CDTI 2.2

Any mods - none

Type of use (road/track) - Road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine oil

I have about 3L of Castrol SLX Longlife II 0W-30 left over from when I had my Polo 1.2 53 plate petrol.

Can I use this on my Civic, it states it's suitable for turbo diesels but it also mainly states it's for VW's!

If anyone can help me with this I will be extremely grateful!

Thank you in advance.

Fay
Fay,

Yes you can use what is left of the Castrol, The honda is recommended 0w-30 so its fine.

Cheers

Guy
 

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Make Moto Guzzi
Model 850 Le mans
Year 77
Engine size/type 850cc v twin
Any mods no
Type of use (road/track) road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) uses unleaded + millers additive
Cant find an 850 le mans, only 1100,s

What year is the bike?

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Oliman: What kind of oil would you recommend for lots of stop&go urban use, including winter use (sometimes even -20 deg C) ? Would you recommend 0w-30 ACEA A1, 0w-30 ACEA A3, or shell I get "Honda genuine 0w-20 ACEA A1" that is mentioned in the Civic manual?

Is for stop&go better the ACEA A1 or ACEA A3 oil?

Is the "Honda genue 0w-20 ACEA A1" suitable also for high-speed german higway use ?

Engine: Petrol 1.8
 

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Civic MY2008, driven 6500 km by now. Atmosferic petrol engine 1.8L 103kW, no modifications. The urban use, repeated cold starts and really short drives is what makes me worry. I know I need to shorten my oil change intervals. I just wonder if I shoudl go for ACEA A1 or A3.
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Does not matter really, any good quality well branded 0w-30 will be fine.

What brands can you get?

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Mmmm ...

I'm no expert, but having 'read-up' on everything in the Forum (and elsewhere) that I can readily find, I seems to me that :-

1} You experience Scandinavian-temperature winters !

2} You really need a fully synthetic oil, no matter what

3} Using 0W-40 (I bought Mobil 1) removes all doubt

4} It never hurts (apart from cost) to change oil often

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oilman: I can get almost any brand I want. I was just wondering if the Honda Genuine 0w-20 is worth the premium price it wil certainly have. If the ACEA rating does not matter then I will choose A3 rated 0w-30 from Fuchs/Mobil/Esso/Elf.
 

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Thanks for the reassurance Guy, very much appreciated!

Have a great day!

Fay.
 
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