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Honda SM 0W-20 Fully Synthetic Oil For Fuel Saving

The demand for low viscosity engine oil was projected to increase from last 2 years due to raising fuel price and green initiative. With today’s engine oil technology, the low viscosity formulation is aims to reduce friction effectively and most importantly, higher efficiency as it help the engine to use less fuel.


Lately, Honda Malaysia introduced a new Honda fully synthetic engine Oil SM 0W-20. It is available at all authorised Honda service centre in Malaysia. It is recommended to all Honda models except Civic Type R and Accord V6 3.5. Bear in mind, this oil is recommended for gentle light-footed drivers.


One of our journalists has tested the new Honda SM 0W-20 fully synthetic oil on his new Honda Insight @ first 5,000km service. The oil offers a better acceleration response instantly after the oil change. Since the hybrid vehicles like Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid are operate with stop-start, this oil able to offer extra protection against deposits for stop-and-start engine condition.


Anyway, all Individual driving behaviours could be different and traffic congestion is also one of the factors that burning our precious fuel unproductively. Based on the same daily driving route, the indicator now displays an average of 15.8km/litre instead of 14.9km/litre. After all, it looks like a great gain on fuel savings wise. Perhaps, you should try it on your precious Honda during your next service.

  • Benny

    Yes.. It is a very good oil but what is the point as Honda
    Malaysia insist on 5,000 km service???
    This oil can easily last 10,000km !!!
    Honda Malaysia is being unfair to its customers..!!!

  • MCWK

    Hmm, the “Anti-wear” rating isn’t looking too good. Seems to contradict with the “Prolongs Engine Life” statement (Point #3 under Benefits).

    In the long run, would the higher wear rate negate the apparent fuel cost savings?

  • ET

    Hi MCWK,

    The Anti-wear rating is more on marketing & promotional to help the customers to choose easier.

    Since it is a low viscosity engine oil, the protection will not as good as the 5w-40 Fully Synthetic oil.

    However, the 0W-20 is definitely offers better fuel-efficiency, anti-wear, and low temp. liquidity than 5w-30 semi synthetic oil and 10w-30 mineral oil.

    Moreover, the Honda’s hybrids are recommended to go for 0w-20 or 5w-30 as minimum.

    Hence, I reckon this oil is the best all-rounder for normal drive. As long as you don’t go track day with this oil, I guess it will be fine.

  • MCWK

    Hehe, ET. Yes, those creative marketing folks at work, no doubt….

    Well, I’m driving an FD2, and always eager to try out something new. I’m definitely going to try this out (more so since my track days are way behind me).

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