Engine & Gearbox Oil Preference

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Mark11, Saturday 27th Apr, 2019.

  1. Mark11 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I have just purchased a 2009 Accord 2.2 idetc, just swapped from a 2005 cdti.

    Just wondering what oil to put in my new car. Some say 0w-30 and some say 05-30.

    I've always put castrol in my other but its very expensive. IS there a good oil that covers all the grades like ACEA, C2, C3, B4, B5 etc

    Just wondering whats a good oil to put in and doesnt break the bank. What do you put in yours?
     
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  2. John Hamer Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  3. Mark11 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    5w 30 u put in ?
     
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  4. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    For the N series (I-DTEC) engines the first choice, recommended oil is 0W-30. (Honda or Castrol)
    There are various brands available however, IMHO, the most important factors are that it is suitable for a DPF diesel and that you change it every 6k miles.
     
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  5. PeteP Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    This oil selection can get confusing, because the general consensus is that 0W-30 is the correct grade for the 7th generation Accord.
    But when you access the lubetech website and use their 'oil selector' the recommendations are:
    Optima C5 VC 0W-20 (M472)
    Optima C3 LS 5W-30 (M404)
    Optima C3 LSG 5W-30 (M409)
    Optima C3 LSX 5W-40 (M412).
    Their selector does not give the option of an 0W-30 oil.
     
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  6. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    If you want Lubetech, this is the one for your car. C2 0W-30

    Lube Tech Shop
     
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  7. John Hamer Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    What Nels says, sorry to confuse.
     
  8. Mark11 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    thanks guys
     
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  9. PeteP Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thank you for that. Yes, I have been using the Lubetech 0W-30 oil.

    But the point I wanted to make was that when you use the lubetech 'oil selector' they don't recommend it. It is not even an option from them. So many conflicting views, that is why it can be confusing, especially to new Accord owners, which I am.
     
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  10. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    :Thumbup:

    Many oil sellers have poor automated advice online. Be it oil and fluids to bulbs and blades.

    If you're ever unsure, or just need confirmation that you're on the right path, simply post up a question here. The guys in our club are very helpful.
     
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  12. John Hamer Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  13. PeteP Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thank you
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    Thanks for that. But that's why I say it gets confusing. Isn't the one you've recommended more suited to the later models fitted with a DPF?
    For the 7th generation I thought this was the more suitable oil:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXOL-BRA...-20-LITRE-HONDA-BMW-LONGLIFE-OIL/350244755380
     
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  14. John Hamer Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry I thought we were talking 8th Generation, yes you are right for 7th Generation use that one, again my 7th Generation had 180,000 miles on her and had been lubed with that one, again strict 6,000/12,000 regime. Had to go "auto" following chemo or I would still be piling on the miles with her. Marvelous motors
     
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  15. PeteP Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thank you for confirming that. Now I am absolutely clear about which oil I need.

    Thanks as well to Matt at H-Tune for the info about genuine Honda 0W-30
     
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  16. PeteP Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'm now clear about which is the correct oil to use in my car.

    But it's easy to see why there is so much confusion. If you go to a specialist like Opie Oils and use their oil selector, for the 2007 Honda Accord 2.2i-CTDI, they recommend 15 different engine oils and every one of them is 5w-30. They do not make one recommendation for the correct grade of oil.
     
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  17. Mark11 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    so would this be ok on my dads Civic cdti 08 reg think that got DPF
     
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  18. SayamaAccord Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    No DPF with the cdti engine but you can still use low SAPS oil with them.

    What you can't do is use a higher SAPS oil with a DPF. Unless you have deep pockets.
     
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  19. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    Correct. :Thumbup:
     
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