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Ce ulei sa folosim?


Asta cred ca e cea mai raspindita intrebare pe forumuri.
Opie Oils este un site din UK cu foarte multe informatii despre tipurile de ulei auto.
AICI spre exemplu va puteti selecta anul si modelul masinii dumneavoastra si primiti o lista cu tipurile de ulei recomandate. De asemenea mai puteti "rasfoii" site-ul pt mai multe informatii.

Quote:What’s written on your oil bottle and what does it mean.

This post may seem like going back to basics but I am constantly surprised by the amount of people who do not know or understand what is written on a bottle of oil and therefore no idea of what they are buying/using.

To be blunt about the subject, if a bottle of oil does not contain the following basic information then DO NOT buy it look for something that does!

1) The purpose for which it is intended (i.e. Motor oil, Gear oil etc)

2) The viscosity (i.e. 10w-40, 5w-30 etc for Motor oils and 80w-90, 75w-90 etc for Gear oils)

3) The specifications that it meets (should contain both API and ACEA ratings)

4) The OEM Approvals that it carries and the codes (i.e. MB229.3, VW503.00, BMW LL01 etc)

Ignore the marketing blurb on the label it is in many cases meaningless and I will explain later what statements you should treat this with some scepticism

So, what does the above information mean and why is it important?


All oils are intended for an application and in general are not interchangeable. You would not for example put an Automatic Transmission Oil or a Gear Oil in your engine! It is important to know what the oils intended purpose is.


Most oils on the shelves today are “Multigrades”, which simply means that the oil falls into 2 viscosity grades (i.e. 10w-40 etc)

Multigrades were first developed some 50 years ago to avoid the old routine of using a thinner oil in winter and a thicker oil in summer.

In a 10w-40 for example the 10w bit (W = winter, not weight or watt or anything else for that matter) simply means that the oil must have a certain maximum viscosity/flow at low temperature. The lower the “W” number the better the oils cold temperature/cold start performance.

The 40 in a 10w-40 simply means that the oil must fall within certain viscosity limits at 100 degC. This is a fixed limit and all oils that end in 40 must achieve these limits. Once again the lower the number the thinner the oil, a 30 oil is thinner than a 40 oil at 100 degC etc. Your handbook will specify whether a 30, 40 or 50 etc is required.


Specifications are important as these indicate the performance of the oil and whether they have met or passed the latest tests or whether the formulation is effectively obsolete or out of date.
There are two specifications that you should look for on any oil bottle and these are API (American Petroleum Institute) and ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d’Automobiles) all good oils should contain both of these and an understanding of what they mean is important.


This is the more basic as it is split (for passenger cars) into two catagories. S = Petrol and C = Diesel, most oils carry both petrol (S) and diesel © specifications.

The following table shows how up to date the specifications the oil are:


SG - Introduced 1989 has much more active dispersant to combat black sludge.

SH - Introduced 1993 has same engine tests as SG, but includes phosphorus limit 0.12%, together with control of foam, volatility and shear stability.

SJ - Introduced 1996 has the same engine tests as SG/SH, but phosphorus limit 0.10% together with variation on volatility limits

SL - Introduced 2001, all new engine tests reflective of modern engine designs meeting current emissions standards

SM - Introduced November 2004, improved oxidation resistance, deposit protection and wear protection, also better low temperature performance over the life of the oil compared to previous categories.


All specifications prior to SL are now obsolete and although suitable for some older vehicles are more than 10 years old and do not provide the same level of performance or protection as the more up to date SL and SM specifications.


CD - Introduced 1955, international standard for turbo diesel engine oils for many years, uses single cylinder test engine only

CE - Introduced 1984, improved control of oil consumption, oil thickening, piston deposits and wear, uses additional multi cylinder test engines

CF4 - Introduced 1990, further improvements in control of oil consumption and piston deposits, uses low emission test engine

CF - Introduced 1994, modernised version of CD, reverts to single cylinder low emission test engine. Intended for certain indirect injection engines

CF2 - Introduced 1994, defines effective control of cylinder deposits and ring face scuffing, intended for 2 stroke diesel engines

CG4 - Introduced 1994, development of CF4 giving improved control of piston deposits, wear, oxidation stability and soot entrainment. Uses low sulphur diesel fuel in engine tests

CH4 - Introduced 1998, development of CG4, giving further improvements in control of soot related wear and piston deposits, uses more comprehensive engine test program to include low and high sulphur fuels

CI4 Introduced 2002, developed to meet 2004 emission standards, may be used where EGR ( exhaust gas recirculation ) systems are fitted and with fuel containing up to 0.5 % sulphur. May be used where API CD, CE, CF4, CG4 and CH4 oils are specified.


All specifications prior to CH4 are now obsolete and although suitable for some older vehicles are more than 10 years old and do not provide the same level of performance or protection as the more up to date CH4 & CI4 specifications.

If you want a better more up to date oil specification then look for SL, SM, CH4, CI4


This is the European equivalent of API (US) and is more specific in what the performance of the oil actually is. A = Petrol, B = Diesel and C = Catalyst compatible or low SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur).

Unlike API the ACEA specs are split into performance/application catagories as follows:

A1 Fuel economy petrol
A2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
A3 High performance and/or extended drain
A4 Reserved for future use in certain direct injection engines
A5 Combines A1 fuel economy with A3 performance

B1 Fuel economy diesel
B2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
B3 High performance and/or extended drain
B4 For direct injection car diesel engines
B5 Combines B1 fuel economy with B3/B4 performance

C1-04 Petrol and Light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 low SAPS, two way catalyst compatible.
C2-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible.
C3-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible, Higher performance levels due to higher HTHS.

Note: SAPS = Sulphated Ash, Phosphorous and Sulphur.

Put simply, A3/B3, A5/B5 and C3 oils are the better quality, stay in grade performance oils.


Many oils mention various OEM’s on the bottle, the most common in the UK being VW, MB or BMW but do not be misled into thinking that you are buying a top oil because of this.

Oil Companies send their oils to OEM’s for approval however some older specs are easily achieved and can be done so with the cheapest of mineral oils. Newer specifications are always more up to date and better quality/performance than the older ones.

Some of the older OEM specifications are listed here and depending on the performance level of your car are best ignored if you are looking for a quality high performance oil:

VW – 500.00, 501.00 and 505.00

Later specs like 503, 504, 506 and 507 are better performing more up to date oils

MB – 229.1

Later specs like 229.3 and 229.5 are better performing more up to date oils.

BMW – LL98

Later specs like LL01 and LL04 are better performing more up to date oils.


Above is the most accurate guidance I can give without going into too much depth however there is one final piece of advice regarding the labelling.

Certain statements are made that are meaningless and just marketing blurb, here are a few to avoid!

Recommended for use where……………
May be used where the following specifications apply……………
Approved by………………………..(but with no qualification)
Recommended/Approved by (some famous person, these endorsements are paid for)
Racing/Track formula (but with no supporting evidence)

Also be wary of statements like “synthetic blend” if you are looking for a fully synthetic oil as this will merely be a semi-synthetic.

Like everything in life, you get what you pay for and the cheaper the oil the cheaper the ingredients and lower the performance levels.

If you want further advice then please feel free to ask here or contact us through our website at


Honda nu arde uleiul, il foloseste.



eu pana acuma am folosit Motul 300v 5w40 si Petronas 5w40
ambele s-au comportat foarte bine Drag



Stiu ca in mare parte lumea foloseste Motul sau direct de la Honda (cei cu masinile mai jos) dar intrebare care se pune e ce grad?
De aceea si link-ul de mai sus, de Ex. pentru ITR arata 10w40 ce ii recomandat si de Honda.
Honda nu arde uleiul, il foloseste.



gradul recomandat de fabrica e cel care trebuie folosit.. clar!



am pus la 10.000 motul 0W20. nu au fost probleme insa nu mi-a placut deloc. motorul suna de parca era fara ungere. sincer simteam cum ma strange ceva in piept cand mergeam spre 7000 rpm...
la 19.000 am pus repsol 5W50 si prima impresie nu mi s-a schimbat. e mult mai bine. motorul suna mai rotund, mai plin, a disparut clantanitul ala metalic.
pentru motorul meu cred ca fabrica a exagerat cu 0W20 din considerente eco (reducere noxe, consum etc.)
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Ce Motul ai folosit Liviu? Parca asa o aud si eu pe a mea acuma, am 6100 10w40 semi-sintetic in ea (apropo trebuie sa imi fac schimbul :"> )
Honda nu arde uleiul, il foloseste.



asta e
asta mi-a fost recomandat de catre motul romania, zicea ca e esteric, nu am ce sa-i reprosez decat senzatia de "spalare" in loc de "ungere". sincer nu cred ca o sa mai pun vre-o data 0W20
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Inseamna ca e acelasi lucru cu 6100-le care il am si eu.
Honda nu arde uleiul, il foloseste.



asta am acum
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Am mers multa vreme pe ulei Mobil, insa il manca destul de vizibil. Cam 1 litru la 10.000 km. Stiu ca nu-i exagerat de mult, insa e mai mult decat la altii.

Acum 6000km am schimbat cu Honda 5W40 si consumul a scazut simtitor. Pana acum nu a luat nici jumatate (poate un sfert) din cat lua inainte in acelasi numar de kilometri. Iar stilul de mers a devenit mai nesimtit, ca deh, se facura upgrade-urile Icon_smile



Pentru civicurile mai noi cred ca acest link este foarte util:



pana la 10.000 nu mi-a scazut nivelul, nici la schimbul de 20.000. nivelul ca la carte. oare sa fie datorita faptului ca nu am corbacit-o primii 3000 km? eu asta cred. am folosit-o ca si cum i-as fi facut set motor. stiu ca noul trend zice ca nu trebuie facut rodaj dar eu nu prea cred.
e de vazut daca cei carora le mananca ceva ulei au talpalit-o repede.
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Recunosc ca n-am iertat-o de la bun inceput. Insa stiu oameni care au tratat motorul mult mai brutal decat mine si nu le consuma la fel de mult ulei cat imi consuma mie...

Trebuie sa recunosc faptul ca n-am un stil prea linistit de condus nici in oras. Daca nu-i bara la bara, e cu redline garantat si cu varf-calcai pana in parcare :">:">:">



la fel si eu, insa am stat linistit la inceput cum am spus. acc lente, max 5000 rpm in depasiri. motorul e impecabil
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w33bb0, inainte aveam si eu un stil mai agitat de a merge prin oras, chiar daca acceleram pana in 4-5k rpm o faceam cu pedala la fund. in perioada aia aveam impresia ca am si un papat de lei mai accentuat. acuma sunt mai domol la mersul de zi cu zi in oras si o fac sa urle doar cand e cazul. consumul de ulei e mai scazut decat in perioada aia.
Ca ulei folosesc Motul 300V 5W40 iar schimbul il fac la 10k km. Imi place cum culoarea uleiului motul se pastreaza mai bine decat uleiul de Honda cu care mergeam acuma 2 ani.



A mea s-a inteles cel mai bine cu untdelemnul Honda. Cand a venit masina de noua avea Honda 5w40 si n-am avut probleme de consum. Apoi au urmat doua schimburi cu Mobil tot 5w40 si-l bea ca pe bere. Acum, cu Honda 5w40 iarasi se intelege foarte bine.

Oricum nu eram foarte ingrijorat de consumul de 1 litru la 10.000km dat fiind stilul de mers, insa se vede ca se poate si mai bine Icon_smile

Iar, dat fiind faptul ca se intelege atat de bine cu el, nici nu tin sa-l schimb neaparat doar ca sa vad cum se comporta. Mi s-a recomandat si Valvoline si Castrol, dar, atata vreme cat se simte bine cu asta, n-am motiv sa-l schimb acum.



mergi pe oem daca iti permiti...ce e oem e oem! iar castrol nu recomand bea rapidos Icon_smile !



same shit here cu castrol ... 2 litri in 8000 km , trecut pe eneos consum 0% in 10k.... ideea in mare cu uleiurile : in primul plan vine calitate si intervalul de schimb,care este strans legat de calitatea uleiului.
Urmeaza gradatia/tipul si aici intervin o serie de factori de mediu ambiant. Am vazut B-uri din malaezia care au standard 10w50 sau 10w40, in japonia se joaca intre 10w30 si 0w30 , pe europa predomina 5w40 si 10w40 iar australia 0-5w50. Culmea ironiei este ca pe dopul de la chiuoasa mea scrie clar folositi ulei standar SAE 5w30 ( eu am venit cu valvoline 5w30 din germania).
Daca in primul plan ti-ai ales uleiul si intervalul de schimb , cu valoare/tipul intri intr-o ceata totala. Ea depinde de ce inseamna temperatura ambianta , regim de exploatare , poluare.
Daca in germania mergea pe 5w30 unde poluare redusa, regim de exploatare normal iar o temperatura fara mari fluctuatii in romania este exact invers. Poluare - check , fluctuatii de temperatura mari tot timpul anului - check , regim de exploatare draconic -check , trebuie sa consulti cartea masinii si sa alegi uleiul potrivit conditiilor date mai sus.
Nu degeaba au pus in carte multe valori in functie de temperatura ambinata de exploatare.
Icon_smile) sper sa nu v-am bagat mai adanc in ceata cu ce am scris mai sus. fiecare este liber sa aleaga ce este cel mai potrivit pentru el / masina / buzunarul propriu.

pun un link care sa va ajute cu schimburile de ulei.



Foarte bun post Vali Biggthumpup
Honda nu arde uleiul, il foloseste.



Ce parere aveti de uleiul Motul 8100 x-cess 5w40 ? merge la motorul r18 ? are acea a3/b3 . eventual si al alte recomandari, ca deja sunt bulversat de uleiuri, spec...etc


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