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It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. #4427187
06/09/17 07:50 PM
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Many were speculating they would drop the award winning J-series in favor of a all 4 cylinder line up and....they did. A 1.5 turbo will now be the base engine with a Type R derived 2.0 as the top level option. Also, a 10 speed auto will be offered and they are keeping the 6 speed manual! Good on Honda for that!


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427191
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Too bad. I love the J-series in my TL type S. It really scoots, and it gets great fuel economy.

By the way, you'd do the readers a favor by providing a link. I'll help you out
http://www.motortrend.com/news/2018-honda-accord-loses-v-6-favor-new-2-0-liter-turbo-four/

Last edited by L_Sludger; 06/09/17 07:54 PM.

too many cars and oil combinations to list in 150 characters or less
Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427192
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No more rear bank VCM? Yuss.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
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Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427193
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Car scoop also released their rendition of the 10th gen Accord. It's pretty attractive in my opinion. If you go back and look at the Camry they drew up, it's extremely accurate.
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2018-...-engines-no-v6/


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427221
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This would be the 1.5 TGDI that's in the Civic and CRV? Fuel dilution coming to Accords. Honda is hanging their hat on that engine.


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Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427229
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Personally I don't like the industry's trend towards turbocharged engines, especially in the case of the Accord.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
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Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: NormanBuntz] #4427231
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
Personally I don't like the industry's trend towards turbocharged engines, especially in the case of the Accord.


I understand the movement, better efficiency while allowing to still have power on tap when needed. My main concern is long term reliability.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: PimTac] #4427233
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
This would be the 1.5 TGDI that's in the Civic and CRV? Fuel dilution coming to Accords. Honda is hanging their hat on that engine.


Is there evidence that this "issue" s wide spread on the 1.5T? I know there is one member on here (might be you) that talks about it quite frequently, and If I remember correctly there was a UOA showing the dilution but wear numbers were great.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427265
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Yes, issue is real. I am experiencing it as well as many others. Unfortunately 95% of Civic 1.5T don't even check their oil in between the oil changes (when MM tells to do so), that's why we don't hear about it much. Since this is a new engine who knows how long will it last with fuel dilution problem. I'm 1500mi after recent change with top tier synthetic and level seems to start rising again:(

Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427269
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2.0T 6MT and a low price would be tempting to trade up to.


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Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: NormanBuntz] #4427281
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
Personally I don't like the industry's trend towards turbocharged engines, especially in the case of the Accord.


That was due to CAFE which was going to get tougher and tougher. Things might get rolled back under Trump but it takes years to design a car so it'd be a few years if things ever roll back. The old saying about no replacement for displacement is still true. I love a V6. Mercedes did the same thing with their E class, got rid of the V6 and just had a turbo 4 in 2017. You really had to step and pay a lot more if you wanted a V6 either the E43 or E63.

Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427283
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Let's see how this affects sales against the new Camry, which is keeping the V6 popcorn

Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427284
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Not what I wanted to hear. Was hoping to hang on to my daily driver for a few more years then pick up a new Accord with the 2.4L. Looks like I have a decision to make pretty soon. smirk

Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: gregk24] #4427299
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1.5L Turbo and a 10 speed automatic transmission?

There's another car I can check off on the list of one I will never own.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: It's official! 2018 Accord drivetrains announced. [Re: Nick1994] #4427306
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
1.5L Turbo and a 10 speed automatic transmission?

There's another car I can check off on the list of one I will never own.


No kidding. Their 5 speed auto was a disaster, can't imagine what the 10 speed will be like! LOL add a tiny turbo engine that fills the crankcase up with fuel and it sounds like a nightmare of a powertrain.


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