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Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo #4644209
01/23/18 04:50 PM
01/23/18 04:50 PM
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Sarasota, FL
MrWideTires Offline OP
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So I donít know much about Hondas... Iíve spent the last 13 years driving STIs and using redline thick oils. My back problems have gotten bad enough that I donít wanna daily drive a rough car like the STI anymore so it will stay in the garage as a toy.

Meanwhile... Iíve purchased a new 17 Civic 1.5 turbo, what Iíve learned so far is that they have a lot of fuel dilution. Iíd like to find an oil that has some esther like redline, and maybe go up to 0w30 eventually.

Is there anything like this? Iíd like to prevent the oil from thinning below a 0w20 which seems to be a common issue.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #4644215
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Whatever you use, definitely go with a dexos 1 generation 2 certified oil.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #4644241
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Welcome to the Civic Club! I have the same car and so far I had a pretty good success with Amsoil SS oil. I dumped FF at around 4600mi as the oil level was rapidly rising. Factory oil thinned out down to 5.6cst. Refilled with Amsoil SS 0w20 and ran it for 5K. UOA showed good wear metals although it thinned down to 6.8 this around. Re-filled with the same oil again, 5k on it and fuel dilution down to 3.5% and 7.6cst. I have to note that last fill I was running premium gasoline for the last 3k miles. I'm currently running Amsoil SS 5w30. With all that said, amsoil works pretty good in this engine. At least for me. Hope this helps

Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #4644377
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In your weather you could go 5w20 or 5w30 no problem. I like Redline Oil or Pennzoil Ultra.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: parshisa] #4644384
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Originally Posted By: parshisa
Welcome to the Civic Club! I have the same car and so far I had a pretty good success with Amsoil SS oil. I dumped FF at around 4600mi as the oil level was rapidly rising. Factory oil thinned out down to 5.6cst. Refilled with Amsoil SS 0w20 and ran it for 5K. UOA showed good wear metals although it thinned down to 6.8 this around. Re-filled with the same oil again, 5k on it and fuel dilution down to 3.5% and 7.6cst. I have to note that last fill I was running premium gasoline for the last 3k miles. I'm currently running Amsoil SS 5w30. With all that said, amsoil works pretty good in this engine. At least for me. Hope this helps


Fuel delusion DOWN to 3.5%? Yikes! I know fuel delusion isn't a death sentence, but that sounds a bit high. Hopefully Honda finds a way to mitigate it.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: PimTac] #4644446
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Whatever you use, definitely go with a dexos 1 generation 2 certified oil.


+1

most name-brand and even many store-brand synthetics do carry this certification now smile

Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: gregk24] #4644488
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3.5 is a great result for this engine. Fuel dilution doesnít seem to have any negative effect on wear metals

Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: PimTac] #4644491
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I agree with PimTac and slacktide on this. Dexos gen 2 oil is a good choice.


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