General Castrol and Honda jointly create new Engine oils for European Honda's

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  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    In partnership the new Castrol EDGE Professional H Oil oils have been created for the Honda cars in Europe. I find it strange for Honda to have a three year agreement when they market their own engine oils via their own franchised dealer network..:Search:Never understood the logic of that that. 0w-20 oil makes it appearance in the EDGE brand.

    Source Honda press release

    Honda Motor Europe has entered into a three year cooperation agreement with Castrol as its recommended lubricants supplier with an excellent new range of co-branded products and genuine oils for use in Honda engines.

    The Honda Castrol cooperation is one born from common objectives: performance and fuel economy. Honda strives to deliver high-efficiency products equipped with advanced technologies that reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without comprimising driving performance. As one of the the world’s leading innovators of lubricant technology, Castrol pioneers new ways to improve the efficiency and performance of engines. Honda and Castrol have co-engineered a new range of low-viscosity lubricants, Castrol EDGE Professional H, for existing Honda models to maximise the performance and efficiency of the manufacturer’s engines.

    “Honda shares with Castrol the pursuit of increased performance and greater efficiency through technical excellence and innovation, and we are certain that this cooperation agreement will prove highly beneficial to our customers.“ Commented Koji Arai, Director of Customer Division, Honda Motor Europe Ltd.

    Castrol EDGE Professional H advanced premium lubricants have been designed for use in Honda’s existing range of high-tech i-VTEC petrol engines, i-DTEC diesel engines, including the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine which is available on the Civic and will soon be introduced on the CR-V and Civic Tourer, and Honda’s hybrid engines.

    Mandhir Singh, Regional Vice President, Castrol Automotive Lubricants – Europe & Africa, said: “The Castrol EDGE Professional H range is co-engineered with Honda to help its cars achieve increasingly tighter emissions regulations, while providing drivers with exceptional engine protection and performance. For both brands, this represents an important milestone in the future development of both engines and lubricants.”

    Castrol EDGE Professional H and Honda genuine oil is the only oil range recommended by Honda in Europe and is available through Honda‘s dealer network.

    Background

    Honda and Castrol have a long history within cars, motorcycles and also racing. In 1959 a Castrol backed Honda motorcycle squad took the manufacturers’ title in their very first Isle of Man outing. Since then, Honda and Castrol have enjoyed countless victories in MotoGP, World Superbikes and endurance bike racing and now the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Castrol is the title sponsor of the Honda team for the 2013 WTCC season. The Castrol Honda WTCC team secured a victory in only the third meeting of the season and since then have acheived numerous podiums and the Manufacturers‘ Champtionship title. For both Honda and Castrol performance on the track or on the road is paramount.

    Editors Notes

    About Honda

    Honda designs, manufactures and markets automobiles, motorcycles and power products worldwide. A global leader in powertrain and electromotive technologies, Honda produces more than 25 million engines annually for its three product lines. Honda Motor Europe has responsibility for supporting and strategically coordinating all of Honda’s European business activities, including production, sales, marketing and customer support for automobile, motorcycle and power equipment operations.

    About Castrol

    Castrol (www.castrol.com) is part of BP, one of the world’s largest energy companies. Through strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading car manufacturers, Castrol is able to maintain its position as one of the market and technical leaders for automotive lubricants for trade and retail customers. Castrol has a specially tailored offer for franchised workshops combining three professional lubricant brands with a range of business support programmes for improved business performance, training, re-engineering processes, workshop equipment planning, delivering tele-business solutions, and creating and managing effective sales and marketing programmes.

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    The MSDS sheet
     

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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Kinda ironic for me, I've been picking brains for the past couple of weeks as to what oil to move to for my next service. Decided on Castrol Edge 0w-30 and popped it in my Amazon Basket 2 days ago.

    I guess this makes the choice even easier. Any idea when I can source this from HH CJ?
     
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    I guess Castrol is a known and trusted brand and what with fuel efficiency being such a big deal these days perhaps this is just good forward thinking by Honda?

    I never realised Castrol was part of BP but the Castrol EDGE 0W30 was doing well in my car over the last six months, nice and quiet the whole time. The Mobil 0W20 has been very impressive and I've always liked Mobil oils. I've definitely noticed some changes, especially with performance - there's a greater urgency with the throttle response. Would be interesting to see how Castrol's 0W20 does.

    I wish some really definitive tests could be done on all oils, it seems like such a grey area.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I don't see why you can't get this oil from Opie oils or even HH buddy.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I can say using the 0w-20 Honda oil in the 8th Generation since day one and its is AMAZING the car has a lot of urgency about there is no lag whatsoever.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback on that mate, sounds like Castrol is a good choice for me too then. Mobil was my 2nd choice incidentally, they have a stellar reputation all round.

    Do you know if they'll have stock already? Or was it an announcement for a later release?
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Let me make a few phone calls mate.
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Thanks mate, appreciate it.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Just got off the phone with HH since this oil announcement was made yesterday, they will chase Honda for a price and they they will be ordering a stock in, hopeful to get a price on it shortly.
     
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    Good stuff, I'm not in an urgent rush as I've got to collect together other bits for the service anyway :Smile:
     
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    Got pretty much blown away at the fuel pumps today! (not literally of course).

    I switched from 0W30 to 0W20 last week and definitely noticed a performance increase but gave it a week of varied driving to make sure there's no placebo effect happening and without doubt I am feeling a better engine, nothing mind blowing but it's like it's woken up or something! lol

    Anyway, equally as important for changing oil was the economy. I've been getting about 20mpg as the majority of my routine driving is a 1 mile drive from cold four times a day, then a short run to the shops each night and then a 20min motorway run at the weekend. Add to that some leisure driving of a few twisty roads and some extra motorway miles. You could say I'm a fairly spirited driver - bit of a VTEC junkie and I don't drive with economy in mind but fun :Smile:

    Just filled up this evening and did a quick calculation coming up as 29mpg with no change with my driving style etc! I reckon that's a pretty big jump so I'm going to take it easy for a week and see if it improves any. So glad I've changed oils!
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have been saying this for a year, but the "its too thin oil" doubters need a reality check.

    Currently averaging 33 MPH in city on my 2.4 -8th Generation.