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Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo #4644209 01/23/18 05:50 PM
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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 01/23/18 05:59 PM
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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 01/23/18 06:19 PM
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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


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #4644377 01/23/18 08:45 PM
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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 01/23/18 08:49 PM
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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 01/23/18 09:33 PM
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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 01/23/18 10:16 PM
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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


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: PimTac] #4644491 01/23/18 10:19 PM
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I agree with PimTac and slacktide on this. Dexos gen 2 oil is a good choice.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #5431106 05/17/20 06:32 AM
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https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/oil-analysis-database.21607/

3rd post down there is small collection of UOA's of various oils. What I took away from them is, brand doesn't matter. This motor destroys them all.

Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #5431196 05/17/20 08:51 AM
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The wife has one. Coming up on 2 years and 35,000 miles. I’m doing 5-6K OCIs with a bunch of M1-AP & VME 0W-20 that I got on clearance from AZ @ 2 bucks a quart.

No issues so far.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #5437929 05/24/20 09:05 PM
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I personally would run Redline 5/30. 0/20 is for the birds is cafe gov bs. All Honda's back in the day ran 5/30. I run 5/40 in mine bc I prefer a A3/B4 oil. If you look in the euro manual, they've a regular viscosity with weather temp range. With all grades in the world

Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #5437949 05/24/20 09:34 PM
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my old '16 Touring coupe (Son has it now) 57k mostly on 0/40 A3/B4 Edge... 7.5k OCI's and 20k ultra filters..looks, drives, sounds and runs great.


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: Bullwinkle007] #5438004 05/24/20 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullwinkle007
I personally would run Redline 5/30. 0/20 is for the birds is cafe gov bs. All Honda's back in the day ran 5/30. I run 5/40 in mine bc I prefer a A3/B4 oil. If you look in the euro manual, they've a regular viscosity with weather temp range. With all grades in the world



Genuinely asking. Do you have concerns about redlines high calcium in a DI engine?


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Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: BTLew81] #5438021 05/24/20 11:36 PM
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No, in my accord i run motul Xcess 5/40, the Acura redline 5/30.


I have never had any issues with their products and if you have a manual, the MTL makes it shift like butter as far as ATF goes, my Acura takes D4 ATF, the new ones use D6. The shifts are quicker, and smoother. When I did a flush, I did it 3 times back to back, the magnet on the end, hardly has any metals on it. I change the atf every 15k, it's easy, drops 4qts out, 4 in up top. The MTL in my manual car, every 30k.

Re: Oil for new Civic 1.5 turbo [Re: MrWideTires] #5438024 05/24/20 11:40 PM
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What year is the accord?


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