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


2015 Subaru WRX STI
2017 Honda Civic 1.5T
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.


2017 Mazda CX-5 GT.

Valvoline Modern Engine 0w20
Mobil 1 EP 108A
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


2016 Honda Pilot 3.5V6 PP 0W20
2017 Honda Civic 1.5T Amsoil SS 5W30
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.


15' Civic R18Z1 189k.0w20 Redline/Archoil9200,Eibach,Tanabe&Tein Suspension/Borla Exhaust/XG7317
Right to work state proud.
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.


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: 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
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parshisa Offline
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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


2016 Honda Pilot 3.5V6 PP 0W20
2017 Honda Civic 1.5T Amsoil SS 5W30
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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