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    Cool Result of Using Caltex fully synthetic 5w40 in Civic 8th gen

    Hey there fellow pakwheels
    Yesterday i happened to get my car's oil changed from caltex havoline 10w30 to havoline fully synthetic 5w40 and these are the first things i noticed:

    Cold startup was markedly better.
    Engine got to optimum temperature quickly.
    Drive was much smooth.

    These are just the observations on Day1 of pouring caltex fully synthetic...Will update about the mileage and any other changes i find after pouring this oil

    Btw my car is a civic 8th gen prosmatic 08 with 77k on the odo..

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    It is one of the best oil available in the market. my next oil change would definately be caltex 5W-40

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    cold startup is the first sign because its very thin oil and reaches all engine parts in no time even on cold temperature.
    with this oil,the over all mileage per liter should increase !
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    I've been a bit reluctant on using Caltex fully synthetic because its 40 weight.

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    How abt liqui moly?

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    is it recommended for older cars as well like 1998 Civic ?
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    please share your experiences, we will follow
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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    I've been a bit reluctant on using Caltex fully synthetic because its 40 weight.
    40 weight is infact(as per my knowledge) a bit thicker than 30 weight..so that shuldnt be an issue in new and/or old cars..but senior members can shed some light on this too

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    Quote Originally Posted by abidjafri View Post
    is it recommended for older cars as well like 1998 Civic ?
    Depends on the engine condition..if it is smoking and has worn out piston rings or seals..then NO! If ur car is in such a condition then the best oil I can recommend u is caltex 20w50..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilalicious View Post
    How abt liqui moly?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
    Using liquimoly 5W-40 Hitech, was using 5W30 Honda Original oil before that... With LM car feels a little heavy. I think i'll switch back to 5W-30 Fully synthetic.

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    Caltex is undoubtedly producing the best oils in the market as per price..no doubt they are inferior to mobil1 and liqui moly but they are really gud.. been using 10w30 before but had absolutely no problem on my civic..now switched to their fully synthetic..:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    Using liquimoly 5W-40 Hitech, was using 5W30 Honda Original oil before that... With LM car feels a little heavy. I think i'll switch back to 5W-30 Fully synthetic.
    Honda recommends 5w30 for all of its engines..honda is getting oil from total as we all know..so u can try getting the total quartz 9000 from a reputed shop..its not packed here its packed in singapore..

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    total 9000 is SN grade whereas honda oil is SM grade which is old grading. so better option is to go for total 9000 . but i still think caltex 5w-40 is a better choice 5W is quite a thin oil and 40 is good considering our environment and temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfansiddique View Post
    total 9000 is SN grade whereas honda oil is SM grade which is old grading. so better option is to go for total 9000 . but i still think caltex 5w-40 is a better choice 5W is quite a thin oil and 40 is good considering our environment and temperature.
    I am still a die hard fan of Mobil 1 5W50 and LiquiMoly Synthoil 5W40.
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    mobil1 5w50 zindabad!! all season engine oil! no need to switch during winters ya summers!
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