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Old 21 Oct 2012, 05:09 pm
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Default Honda-recommended API Service Codes

My '94 Accord's Owner Manual recommends SAE 5W-30 engine oil with API
Service SG or SH. However, the latest Castrol 5W-30 GTX oil that I have
been using comes only with API Service SN, SM, SL, SJ codes. I suspect
these codes might have superceded the older SG and SH codes, but I am
not sure. Anybody knows more about this?
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Old 21 Oct 2012, 06:33 pm
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Default Re: Honda-recommended API Service Codes

In article <k61rm0$l0v$1@dont-email.me>, cameo <cameo@unreal.invalid>
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> My '94 Accord's Owner Manual recommends SAE 5W-30 engine oil with API
> Service SG or SH. However, the latest Castrol 5W-30 GTX oil that I have
> been using comes only with API Service SN, SM, SL, SJ codes. I suspect
> these codes might have superceded the older SG and SH codes, but I am
> not sure. Anybody knows more about this?


You are correct.

Your owner's manual specifies SG or SH *at minimum*.
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Old 21 Oct 2012, 07:22 pm
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Default Re: Honda-recommended API Service Codes

cameo <cameo@unreal.invalid> wrote in news:k61rm0$l0v$1@dont-email.me:

> My '94 Accord's Owner Manual recommends SAE 5W-30 engine oil with API
> Service SG or SH. However, the latest Castrol 5W-30 GTX oil that I have
> been using comes only with API Service SN, SM, SL, SJ codes. I suspect
> these codes might have superceded the older SG and SH codes, but I am
> not sure.




You are correct.

The designations go sequentially, starting with SA, way, way back. What
they'll do after they hit SZ, I'd love to know.

<http://www.pqiamerica.com/devilsindisguise.htm>

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Old 22 Oct 2012, 02:04 am
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Default Re: Honda-recommended API Service Codes

On 10/21/2012 5:22 PM, Tegger wrote:
> cameo <cameo@unreal.invalid> wrote in news:k61rm0$l0v$1@dont-email.me:
>
>> My '94 Accord's Owner Manual recommends SAE 5W-30 engine oil with API
>> Service SG or SH. However, the latest Castrol 5W-30 GTX oil that I have
>> been using comes only with API Service SN, SM, SL, SJ codes. I suspect
>> these codes might have superceded the older SG and SH codes, but I am
>> not sure.

>
>
>
> You are correct.
>
> The designations go sequentially, starting with SA, way, way back. What
> they'll do after they hit SZ, I'd love to know.
>
> <http://www.pqiamerica.com/devilsindisguise.htm>


Thanks. It was reassuring.


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