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What grade oil do you use?

Poll: What grade oil do you use? (130 member(s) have cast votes)

What grade oil do you use?

  1. 0W/40 (8 votes [6.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.15%

  2. 5W/40 (69 votes [53.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.08%

  3. 10W/40 (25 votes [19.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

  4. 5/30W (17 votes [13.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.08%

  5. Other (5 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  6. Don't know (4 votes [3.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  7. Don't care (2 votes [1.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

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#1 User is online   RobinA3 

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:15 PM

There seems to be alot of debate regarding what grade of oil we should use in the S2000.

The dealers seem to put in 10w/40 however other forum members seem to use different grades.

I have some 5w/30 to put in mine however i am thinking about sticking with 10w/40 which i believe Honda is reccomending.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

Edge 5W/40 - bought from Opie Oils at a bargain price.

May try Silkolene next time
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

There is no need for debate.
The owners manual gives a guide.
You use what fits your climate.
Simple as that really :)


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:59 PM

Whatever the Honda muppets put in it at the service.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 06:03 PM

Castrol Edge 5W-40 for me and HWMBO :)

0-30, 5-30, 10-40 and 5-40 will all suffice. There are a few others that have been used with good results.
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:30 AM

Silkolene 5W/40

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:37 AM

Castrol Edge TD 5W-40 here......
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:14 AM

I use Comma SYNER-G 5W-40 FS. :thumbup:

I bought the car new from Fish Bros in Swindon, who advised, "after it is run in, use nothing but 5W-40 fully synthetic".

As I live in Welwyn Garden City I have used Brayley Honda for all services since the first (free) one, and when I asked them what they use they said, "5W-40 fully synthetic". :)
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:47 AM

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I use Comma SYNER-G 5W-40 FS. :thumbup:


same in mine, it's a ford spec oil isn't it?
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:10 AM

Silkolene Pro-s 5w 40

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:46 AM

Honda 5W-40 for me. :)
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:10 AM

hmm... I'm using 5w-30...

anyone tell me what the difference is?

Should I switch to 5w-40?

Doesn't it mean it's thicker when heated up? or is it that the 40 is thicker when cold?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:15 PM

I have a supply of 0-40 mobil left so that's what it'll get at the first service unless I use it before then, if I have to get oil I'm gonna give the edge t/diesel stuff a try, it's been well recommended and I can get it at a discount from work.

Should I let them change the oil at the first service if I haven't reached the correct mileage by then?. I've done 3.2k but might manage 5k by then.
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:22 PM

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hmm... I'm using 5w-30...

anyone tell me what the difference is?

Should I switch to 5w-40?

Doesn't it mean it's thicker when heated up? or is it that the 40 is thicker when cold?

Other way around.
Small number is viscosity when cold.
A 0W is thinner than a 10W at a given ambient temperature for example.

The upper number is viscosity at high temperature, and the reverse is true.
So a 50 will still be still thicker than a 30 at the high temp end.

Too thin and I guess it gets burned up in a 'lose' engine.
So if you expect REALLy high temps, go for a 40/50.
If you live in the arctic, go for a 0W-xx
I'm sure a 15W-xx would be fine in our moderate winters.
Its a little thicker when cold, sure, so may need a bit more cranking :)

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:27 PM

I don't really know. Between services my car seems to synthesise its own oil.

I have a completely unused tub of 5W40 FWIW.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:46 PM

Motul 300V Power 10w40 at the moment. Comes out almost as clean as it went in, and smells really good too. Never used anything better...

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:51 PM

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Other way around.
Small number is viscosity when cold.
A 0W is thinner than a 10W at a given ambient temperature for example.

The upper number is viscosity at high temperature, and the reverse is true.
So a 50 will still be still thicker than a 30 at the high temp end.

Too thin and I guess it gets burned up in a 'lose' engine.
So if you expect REALLy high temps, go for a 40/50.
If you live in the arctic, go for a 0W-xx
I'm sure a 15W-xx would be fine in our moderate winters.
Its a little thicker when cold, sure, so may need a bit more cranking :)

Interesting. So it's better for me to use a xx/40 on track?



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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:55 PM

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Motul 300V Power 10w40 at the moment. Comes out almost as clean as it went in, and smells really good too. Never used anything better...

Oil is supposed to get dirty, it means the dirt is going into the oil and not staying in the engine. Motul 300V is a race oil where engine cleanliness isn't the top of it's priorities, obviously a nice smelling oil is important though.

Honda UK recommend a 5W-40 C3 oil.


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:11 PM

Mobil 1 fully synth 5 winter 30 in my engine at the mo. Would have used 10/40 like the book recomends but the only 10/40 Halfords had was their own brand stuff. Didnt fancy its chances tbh.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:42 PM

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Oil is supposed to get dirty, it means the dirt is going into the oil and not staying in the engine. Motul 300V is a race oil where engine cleanliness isn't the top of it's priorities, obviously a nice smelling oil is important though.

Honda UK recommend a 5W-40 C3 oil.

I think you misunderstand me, obviously the oil doesn't look brand new when it comes out, just a turn of phrase you know ;)
What I'm trying to say is that the oil is in great shape when it gets replaced.
As far as 300V being race oil, every review I've read suggests this oil works very well in road cars also. There are a couple of different variations on the 300V theme, 300V Power sits in the middle - suitable for road/track use.
And of course the great smell!!

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:31 PM

I use Honda 5w 40 oil . Its what Honda test their engines with, so why use any other?
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:07 AM

Shell Helix 5/40 , cos it's free . :D

Just been and checked the filter I got from the local Honda dealer last week ( changing the engine oil today ) after finding the right part number from previous post's , and it's the right one :eek3:

Doe's this mean my local dealer may be good :)

Or is this a flook :ignore:

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:15 AM

10w40 Magnatec.

Manual says semi-synthetic I seem to remember, which it is, even though in the past with previous S2000s of mine (including the 2.2 litre in Canada) I've tried fully synthetic Edge, RS etc...

Have a tried anumber of different grades and brands, so am now in what I call my "safe place", especially if you believe that 75% of engine wear happens at start up. Even Ralliart were using Magnatec on my previous Evo VI.

If there's a reason for me to try the 5w30 Magnatec fully synthetic, happy to listen. ;)
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