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    i have recently purchased a 7th gen honda civic 2005 eagle eye manual transmission. the car is petrol driven. the previous user did not use the oil as per the requirement of the car and poured it randomly. I have the owners manual which says use api grade SG, SH or SJ only. Nowadays, most of the oils are either SL, SM or SN grade. My question to all and especially @Xulfiqar bhai, @goodman2 and @Storm is that can i upgrade to SL, SM and SN grade or will it deteriorate my engine. I had gone through some threads which stated that newer grades lack zddp which is essential for some engines. My cars engine is D16w9.

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    Bump!!!!!!

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    I recently gone through a manual of Honda city where they also recommended 5W30 viscosity with older grade oils and it was not less than a surprise for me.

    Anyway, Honda's own engine oils are being blended by Total.
    And presently best fuel saving oil is Quartz 9000. Its 5W30 and SN grade. Its expensive, but change over time is long also upto 7K. But you must buy it from Quality shop.
    As you own an expensive ride, so if you want to go for longer intervals, then ZIC XQ 5w40. Its SM grade but I will say its perhaps the top best quality engine oil available in Pak.
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    What grade did your owners manual recommend????

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    I cant take a risk by using a synthetic oil in an 8 year old high mileage engine. It is going to cause leaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hassaaniqbal92 View Post
    I cant take a risk by using a synthetic oil in an 8 year old high mileage engine. It is going to cause leaks
    If ur engine is in perfect nick ie its not reducing oil or giving blue smoke or if the previous owner changed the engine oil on time then trust me there are going to be NO LEAKS!..The myth of synthetic oils damaging engine seals and leaking oil was a thing of the past..but i must say u shuld stick to the api classification thats mentioned in ur owners manual..i wuld myself recommend total quartz 9000 5w30 but to be on a safe side ive had good results with caltex 10w30..just keep the drain interval at near 4000kms and use a good oil filter and ur good to go buddy!
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    As per my knowledge Sm Or Sn grade will not harm ur engine..since ur car is an 2005 model in 2005 the latest grades were Sj or Sg..
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    In 2005, the latest grade was sm

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    Bump!!!!

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    Currently I am pouring zic m api sj 15w40. But not satisfied with the fuel economy. I wish to upgrade to 10w30 or 10w40 under api sg, sh or sj. Cannot find any oil that satisfies both the viscosity and the grade. Please help if anyone comes across my requirement. Plus also let me know that can I use an api SL, SM or SN grade in my car whereas the manual recommends api sg, sh or sj.

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    pso generator oil is 10w30 and sg grade, suzuki genuine oil premium is 10w40 and sg
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    Even I thought of suzuki premium. It is by total. Would you recommend it for my civic 2005???

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    I have the same car in automatic. I bought it at 99k on the ODO. The previous owner was using caltex formula one 10W30. On my first service at Honda, i used fully synthetic 5W30. It did not cause any problems. I later changed it to Liquimoly Hi-tech 5W40. It is a great oil...i had to replace it at 6000 KM because i replace oil every 6 months eventhough it could have been used for atleast another 6k. I am currently using Caltex fully synthetic (golden pack) it is SN grade 5W40. The engine is in absolutely awesome condition and has NOT reduced a 0.1 pint of oil through seals...

    The only oil i would be really careful replacing would be power steering. Those seals leak in an instance.

    BTW my civic is now driven close to 120k. Its just a myth that you cannot use fully synthetic in a 100k driven engine.

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    5W30 or 10W40 API SM/SN

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    Quote Originally Posted by hassaaniqbal92 View Post
    Even I thought of suzuki premium. It is by total. Would you recommend it for my civic 2005???
    i don't know your engine's head design, if it has flat rocker you need sg oil if hydraulic or roller type, then you can use newer oils
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    Its d16w9, honda civic 2005 7th gen. Can anyone please tell me about the head design. Does it use flat tappets, hydraulic lifters or rocker rollers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    I have the same car in automatic. I bought it at 99k on the ODO. The previous owner was using caltex formula one 10W30. On my first service at Honda, i used fully synthetic 5W30. It did not cause any problems. I later changed it to Liquimoly Hi-tech 5W40. It is a great oil...i had to replace it at 6000 KM because i replace oil every 6 months eventhough it could have been used for atleast another 6k. I am currently using Caltex fully synthetic (golden pack) it is SN grade 5W40. The engine is in absolutely awesome condition and has NOT reduced a 0.1 pint of oil through seals...

    The only oil i would be really careful replacing would be power steering. Those seals leak in an instance.

    BTW my civic is now driven close to 120k. Its just a myth that you cannot use fully synthetic in a 100k driven engine.
    Well it is not a myth. It depends on engine history. I have seen engines fail at 60-70k km after shifting to synthetics and engines at 200k doing just fine when shifted to synthetics. It depends a lot on engine history

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    Roller rocker arms.

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    Thia doesnt look like a d16w9

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