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Will be good for 12,000km or every 12 months, which ever comes first.

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Make - Honda
Model - Civic
Year - 2009
Engine size/type - 1.8, Petrol
Any mods - none
Type of use (road/track) - mostly in town
Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) Not sure,
What do you want a recommendation for? Engine and Break
 

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Make - Honda
Model - Civic
Year - 2009
Engine size/type - 1.8, Petrol
Any mods - none
Type of use (road/track) - mostly in town
Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) Not sure,
What do you want a recommendation for? Engine and Break
For engine oil I would go with either a 0w-30 or 5w-30 meeting ACEA A1/B1, A3/B3 or A5/B5. If you wanted to go for the very best economy then you can also use a 0w-20.

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For brake fluid, DOT4 is ideal and ther are plenty to choose from Brake Fluid | Clutch Fluid | Dot 3, 4, & 5.1 | Buy from Opie Oils

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I will go for this engine oil. I'm i right? :p

About dot4 i decide to buy honda's
 

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year: 2007 EX
driving style: conservative
odo: 96k miles
engine: 1.8L VTEC petrol (manual)

Minimal or no oil consumption.

Considering a few different Millers / Fuchs products.
All options are 5W30 grade, all essentailly the same price:-

Millers Trident Professional C3 - ACEA C3 ; API SN
Millers Trident Professional Eco - ACEA A5/B5 ; API SL
Fuchs Titan XTR - ACEA A5/B5 ; API SL
Fuchs Titan SuperSyn F Eco-DT - ACEA A5/B5 ; API SL


I believe in USA SN is 2 grades better than SL? Is C3 desirable over the A5 for a 1.8L VTEC of this age? I'm so confused why the same company makes such a large number of oils with essentially the same spec :confused:

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They are all suitable. We have API SN available here as well.

The C3 spec is ulitmately aimed at longlife dpf fitted diesel vehicles, so for a petrol it does not really offer anything more over A5/B5 but is perfectly fine to use.

The Supersyn is the next step up in quality over the XTR, I have not checked but whilst they meet the same API/ACEA specs they may carry different manufacturer approvals.

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Hi Tim,

Make - Honda
Model - Civic gen 9
Year - 2012
Engine size/type - 1.8, Petrol 45k miles
Any mods - none
Type of use (road/track) - mostly back roads
Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) Not sure,
What do you want a recommendation for? Engine oil

I noticed the service history they keep alternating 0w30 and 5w30, will this cause any issues? Plus will one benefit the longevity of the timing chain?
 

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Model - Civic 8th Gen
Year - 2006
Engine size/type - 1.8, Petrol 110k
Any mods - none
Type of use (road/track) - mostly in town Additional info - Currently using Triple QX 5w30

What do you want a recommendation for?
Engine

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Hi Tim,

Make - Honda
Model - Civic gen 9
Year - 2012
Engine size/type - 1.8, Petrol 45k miles
Any mods - none
Type of use (road/track) - mostly back roads
Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) Not sure,
What do you want a recommendation for? Engine oil

I noticed the service history they keep alternating 0w30 and 5w30, will this cause any issues? Plus will one benefit the longevity of the timing chain?
Short answer:
Any fully synthetic oil with a5/b5, grade SM or SN with the viscoity chosen based on the temperatures where you live (0W or 5W 30 or 40 covers most countries that are not exceptionally hot or cold).

Temp range ONLY depend on how the oil flows when COLD. I normally use 0W30 or 5W30. Same oil consumption basically when doing daily cold starts to work.
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API is based on year of manufacture, FN2 should actually have SM grade oil (hard to find) so i go for SN as going to lower spec is not recommended in general (= SL or lower is normally not recommended unless stated by Honda themselves from a knowledgeable person, but it will likely work fine anyway, but in the long run who knows.)

ACEA recommendation IMO A5/B5 to get the best of both worlds (and if i remember right also from Honda for FN2)

I have used theese oils

SN grade, my current oil (consumes a bit, but so do other oils of similar grade, check that stick)
- Mobil 1 ESP LV 0W-30 4L

SL grade (discontinued using them, but no problems with them)


    • Total Quartz 9000 Future NFC 5W-30
    • Total Quartz 9000 0W-30

thinking of trying theese SN grade oils as they are cheaper and within spec and i don't race, just commute.

    • Mobil Super 3000 X1 Formula FE 5W-30
    • Castrol Magnatec STOP-START 5W-30 A5

(Castrol Edge is actually SL grade so not sure why its recomended everywhere, even by Honda)
 
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