In-Depth Honda Discontinues 10w-40 Engine Oils

Discussion in 'Technical Articles' started by Ichiban, Friday 7th Mar, 2014.

  1. i-DSI Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Belgium Aalst
    No, it's fine. Meanwhile I had a look in the workshopmanual, and that 'old' D16Z5 engine needs 10W40 in API SE or SF.
    Have a look at this, official API site:
    API | Oil Categories
    So the best I can do is take an oil that comes as close as possible to that SF specification (so not to high in API rating!). And I found out this (shops are close to my door): the cheapest homebranded oil from a DIY shop is still 'to good' in API rating for that old engine (APS SL).
    Going higher in grades only increases the risks of problems. I think in the first place to all the old rubbers and gaskets.
    But thanks for the help!