Service & Maintenance Best engine oil

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by Kris the joiner, Tuesday 6th Aug, 2019.


Best oil you can get

  1. Mobil 1

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  2. Castrol edge

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  3. Shell helix ultra

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  4. Other

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  1. Kris the joiner Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Kris Saunders Chesterfield
    Hello, I'm new.
    We have bought a Honda CR-V car for the family car. Always wanted one for 15 years but always talk myself out of it some some strange reason. But glad we finally got one. Its lovely and smooth. And want to try our best to keep it that way.
    Now in the past I havent had the best track record of servicing our cars. Then wondering why they break down or run rough. I really want to service this Honda well and give it the beat oil you can get. (After watching YouTube videos of castrol and cars running million miles with them it seems case closed)
    I emailed Honda UK and the recommended castrol edge 0w30.
    I looked in service history and it was last serviced last year by Honda Mansfield using shell helix hx7 5w30. Well that's 3 things different to Honda UK recommend.
    1. Shell not castrol
    2. 5w30 not 0w30
    3. Shell helix hx7 5w30 is semi synthetic not fully.
    I don't like to think that the wrong stuff has been put in especially semi synthetic. I have emailed Honda Mansfield about it and they said the use hx7 5w30 and is signed off by Honda to use. I replied back saying isnt that semi synthetic and Honda says castrol edge 0w30. I have not had a reply. So I don't think I will be using that garage.
    So in answer my original question. What is the best oil you can buy. Is it castrol edge? Mobil 1 or shell helix ultra (the full synthetic stuff)
    I've spent hours googling about the best oils and them 3 brands come up as the best.
    I need help picking one to look after the engine. Its 2013 so 6 years old and done 58000 miles.
    Thank you
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  2. Zebster Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It appears that the forum is being spammed by Honest John!

    I'd look in your owners manual to find the exact spec that Honda tell you to use (not just the viscosity), then buy the cheapest oil that meets this spec from a reputable supplier. You certainly don't need the 'best oil you can get' as that is just a waste in an ordinary engine.
  3. Kris the joiner Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Kris Saunders Chesterfield
    Sorry. No spam intended. I just wanted to post on here that I posted on honest John without having to retire it all out (lazy)

    I've been looking in the service book and noticed it was last serviced in Sept 2018 and it has done 8000 miles since.
    In the book is an invoice from a local Honda dealer for that service showing shell helix AG 5w30. I have emailed the garage and they have confirmed it's the ultra professional version. "Helix ultra professional AG 5w30". They said that's what they use.
    Is that something you recommend as the AG range is for general motors.
    Is shell any good?
    Or would you recommend a different oil brand. There is a sticker on the door jamb saying Honda recommends castrol. Also I've heard good things about mobil1.
  4. SayamaAccord Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    United Kingdom Cliff County Durham
    Try Exol oil from eBay or
  5. John Hamer Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom John Waltham Abbey
    Tell them you are from here, discount will apply
  6. Zebster Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I was joking about the spamming. But you do need to know the full spec of the oil you require, not just the viscosity... do you have an owners manual or do you need advice on the required oil specs?
  7. Kris the joiner Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Kris Saunders Chesterfield
    The owners manual says 0w30. But does say 5w30 can be used. Which is what Honda used last year.

    So basically I'm saying can I get any better than shell helix ultra 5w30 c2 or c3?