1.5 oil engine issue

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dealer will not call you as theres no recall on the civic

Recall is only in china for CR-V
 

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Blah, blah blah. Known problem. No known engine failures, yet. Mine has over 45,000 miles and runs as strong or stronger than the day I bought it. Still getting over 40 miles per gallon.
 

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Blah, blah blah. Known problem. No known engine failures, yet. Mine has over 45,000 miles and runs as strong or stronger than the day I bought it. Still getting over 40 miles per gallon.
What has made it run stronger?
 

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"The contaminated oil loses its ability to protect and lubricate the engine". I wonder if they have concrete evidence of this or are they making assumptions. None of us 1.5L owners had any unusual wear metals in any of our oil analysis.
 

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"The contaminated oil loses its ability to protect and lubricate the engine". I wonder if they have concrete evidence of this or are they making assumptions. None of us 1.5L owners had any unusual wear metals in any of our oil analysis.
Why would several percent of fuel in the oil cause it to "lose it's ability to lubricate"? Several percent of fuel causes a several percent drop in oil viscosity. If it was 50%...one could start to worry.
Before the fuel gets into the crankcase, excess unburned fuel in the cylinders could wash oil off the cylinder walls and piston rings. Regardless of the final fraction of fuel in the crankcase. But it doesn't seem like this is happening to any significant extent.
 

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What has made it run stronger?
Any car gains a bit of performance after break in. It can take a lot to break in an engine if driven very conservatively.
 

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I use Idemtisu oil of the 0w-20 flavor and man this oil film sterngth is like no other but only for 3 to 4k miles. This is really the issue with this car is frequent oil changes. And don't tell me those 20 thousand mile engine guarantees are actually real, barghh snake oil, unless you are talking about a mighty Fram Ultra oil filter. My only question, since I use the Fram Ultra synthetic oil filter is do I leave it in for a second OCI, given it says goo for up to 20k, on the package..
 

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I use Idemtisu oil of the 0w-20 flavor and man this oil film sterngth is like no other but only for 3 to 4k miles. This is really the issue with this car is frequent oil changes. And don't tell me those 20 thousand mile engine guarantees are actually real, barghh snake oi ..

I agree with that.
 

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I use Idemtisu oil of the 0w-20 flavor and man this oil film sterngth is like no other but only for 3 to 4k miles. This is really the issue with this car is frequent oil changes. And don't tell me those 20 thousand mile engine guarantees are actually real, barghh snake oil, unless you are talking about a mighty Fram Ultra oil filter. My only question, since I use the Fram Ultra synthetic oil filter is do I leave it in for a second OCI, given it says goo for up to 20k, on the package..
Oil filters are less than $10. It's never made sense to me to leave the dirty oil in the filter and add fresh oil to it. It's up to you. It probably doesn't hurt, but then, $10 bucks won't hurt my pocket.
 

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Oil filters are less than $10. It's never made sense to me to leave the dirty oil in the filter and add fresh oil to it. It's up to you. It probably doesn't hurt, but then, $10 bucks won't hurt my pocket.
I agree. To protect a $25K and more car it is a no question .
 

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