Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Bigsphinx

I waas pretty shocked today to find that Honda consider 1 litre per 1000 miles is acceptable oil consumption for their 1.8 engine. In fact they even state that in the owner's manual.

As I said to the dealer who showed me this (after a free top-up) it is the first time I have had to top up the oil in any car I've owned since the 1970s and various motorbikes before then.

Even buying low cost oil at, say, £10 to £15 per litre, it's an unexpected £120 per year.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Stumblebum

When I bought my s/h 57 Civic the dealer offered to include a carton of oil as an added extra (I declined).

My car's not needed topping up in the 15K I've driven it. Just before my last service the oil light did come on momentarily but no top was needed. However since then I do carry a carton of oil with me.

Sorry to hear you will need the occasional top up. I'm not sure about using low cost oil though.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - gordonbennet

Low cost £10/15 a litre??? no wonder the oil companies are doing well.

I buy fully synthetic of proper makes and specs for between £60 to £80 for 20 or 25 litres, and our cars ranging from 14 to 20 years old use less oil than these modern engines, i understand Aldi are another maker who thinks their engines burning oil like its going out of fashion is ok.

Edited by gordonbennet on 16/05/2016 at 22:39

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Auristocrat

" i understand Aldi are another maker who thinks their engines burning oil like its going out of fashion is ok."

Much prefer Lidl's engines .....

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - bolt

Honda, if you check the manual state that you can use the thicker oil, which if I remember correctly is the 10/30 instead of the 5/30 which should cure the oil burning

If you check out the civinfo forum and search for oil burning there are several posts on it.

you didnt mention what oil you was using so I`m assuming its the thinner oil/please correct me if wrong

they are prone to the occasional burn but not all the time and is usually unpredictable

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Bigsphinx

Honda, if you check the manual state that you can use the thicker oil, which if I remember correctly is the 10/30 instead of the 5/30 which should cure the oil burning

If you check out the civinfo forum and search for oil burning there are several posts on it.

you didnt mention what oil you was using so I`m assuming its the thinner oil/please correct me if wrong

they are prone to the occasional burn but not all the time and is usually unpredictable

You are correct, it is 5w30. If I did my own servicing I'd look at 10w30 but it's what the dealer puts in. But I've been looking for a replacement car – something with some power as the 1.8 is a pain the in ars…err…ears to drive. Keeping revs to around 4000 to accelerate on motorways. I want petrol, proper auto which means Beemer or Jag F-Type. The latter being my daughter's car which goes like stink. But that's just about all she can get in the boot.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Bigsphinx

When I bought my s/h 57 Civic the dealer offered to include a carton of oil as an added extra (I declined).

My car's not needed topping up in the 15K I've driven it. Just before my last service the oil light did come on momentarily but no top was needed. However since then I do carry a carton of oil with me.

Sorry to hear you will need the occasional top up. I'm not sure about using low cost oil though.

My 56 Civic 2.2CTdi was supposed to burn oil but didn't. This new 1.8VTEC drinks it like I do G&T. The oil I bought was £10 from the main agent, Total fully synthetic. They had also topped up the oil for free with another .75 of a litre. I had previously been to fill up with petrol and noted oil there was double the price.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - NARU

Euro car parts have an offer on some decent Shell oils at the moment. I've just bought 5 litres ready for an oil change.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - madf

I waas pretty shocked today to find that Honda consider 1 litre per 1000 miles is acceptable oil consumption for their 1.8 engine. In fact they even state that in the owner's manual.

As I said to the dealer who showed me this (after a free top-up) it is the first time I have had to top up the oil in any car I've owned since the 1970s and various motorbikes before then.

Even buying low cost oil at, say, £10 to £15 per litre, it's an unexpected £120 per year.

Honda say teh same about the Jazz 1.4 engine.

So far I've never had to top it up in 4 years.

"Acceptable" does not mean it will occur.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - catsdad
I think this sort of figure by manufacturers is almost standard, it's not just Honda. its not a real world figure.
Out of my last 12 cars the only one to use oil between services was my dreadful Vectra and even that settled down after the first year. My current 1.8 Civic is on 37,000 and never needs topping up. The oil also stays relatively clean but that may be because I am comparing to previous diesels which get dirty in a few miles.
Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - bolt

Not many people actually check their oil level these days, but for those that do not, they have sensors in the engine to let you know when your at just above minimum level

If you happen to overfill they automaticaly burn it off..

Just a bit of useless info for you

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - John F

Those who say 'my car uses no oil....' are clearly ignorant of how an engine works. All engines use oil and the older and more worn they are, the more the oil creeps past the piston rings and valve guides into the combustion chamber.

I seem to remember VW considered up to 1litre per 1000km was acceptable for our old Passat 2.0l petrol, and even with my economical maintenance schedule of cheap oil every 10,000m it was using nothing like that much when it was sold at 242,000m. Our current 114,000m 1.6 petrol Focus uses 1litre every 6000m.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - bolt

Those who say 'my car uses no oil....' are clearly ignorant of how an engine works

Some dont use enough to register on the dipstick, thats not ignorance of how an engine works and dont need to know how an engine works

some people do worry when it suddenly happens when the engine doesn`t normally do it

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - RobJP

I can confidently say that :

My 325d uses no oil. Or at least the dipstick level does not change at all. Ever. That's based on 2.5 years, 30k miles. Checked monthly, oil change every 10k.

The Z4 (20si) uses no oil. 1 year, 4k miles. Will be getting an oil/filter change in the next month or 2. Again, checked monthly.

2007 Shogun Sport (2.5diesel) uses about 1 litre of oil every 5k miles. Based on 3 years, 20k miles. Gets an oil/filter change annually (so roughly 7k miles). Checked monthly, topped up every 2-3 months. No oil leaks, so it must be burning it, one way or another.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - John F

I can confidently say that :

My 325d uses no oil. Or at least the dipstick level does not change at all. Ever. That's based on 2.5 years, 30k miles.

30K is no distance for a modern low-revving engine and a well honed example will use very little oil. Even my old low geared higher revving TR7 requires no top-up between changes, but that has only done a mere 70,000m and has never gone more than 6,000m between changes.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Snakey

I've just traded in 2012 50k 1.8 iVtec Civic and I have to say it used no oil between services.

In fact I thought it was a great engine in general, needs the revs to be high to get any power but a decent powerplant all round.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - Bigsphinx

I've just traded in 2012 50k 1.8 iVtec Civic and I have to say it used no oil between services.

In fact I thought it was a great engine in general, needs the revs to be high to get any power but a decent powerplant all round.

Lucky you. I'm told by Honda main agent that I'm not the only one noting high oil use.

However, I bought a 2 year oid car that initially I couldn't get moving without fuel consumption around 32mpg. I suspect it was run-in slowly using supermarket petrol. The rise of cheap fuel allowed me a tankfuls of Shell V-Power plus a series of long runs at high speed/high revs. So clearing the gung in the cylinders and wearing in all the moving parts.

I've got fuel consumption to nearly 40mpg which I find quite acceptable but am very tired of keeping revs around 4000 to 6000 on the A27/M27 especially all the stop/start roundabouts at Chichester. Wrong car for the road.

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - bolt

I've just traded in 2012 50k 1.8 iVtec Civic and I have to say it used no oil between services.

In fact I thought it was a great engine in general, needs the revs to be high to get any power but a decent powerplant all round.

Lucky you. I'm told by Honda main agent that I'm not the only one noting high oil use.

However, I bought a 2 year oid car that initially I couldn't get moving without fuel consumption around 32mpg. I suspect it was run-in slowly using supermarket petrol. The rise of cheap fuel allowed me a tankfuls of Shell V-Power plus a series of long runs at high speed/high revs. So clearing the gung in the cylinders and wearing in all the moving parts.

I've got fuel consumption to nearly 40mpg which I find quite acceptable but am very tired of keeping revs around 4000 to 6000 on the A27/M27 especially all the stop/start roundabouts at Chichester. Wrong car for the road.

supermarket fuel has nothing to do with it, its a natural high revver as it was designed to be, 32mpg is average for 1.8 and about the best I got from mine but I live in a hilly area.

using the revs brought consumption to around 18-22 mpg real world figures anyway, I think you may be going by the computer which I found to be around 6-8 mpg above real world

That was the reason I got rid of mine,but traded for the diesel 2.2 which was min 45mpg real world in town, best on a run of 60 at steady 65mph

I now have the 1.6 diesel but not impressed with economy as it appears to be doing the same as 2.2, probably due to the hilly area, and its new, though in 3 months I`ve done 5k so must be run in by now

Honda Civic 1.8 2012 onwards - Honda Civic 1.8 Oil Consumption - focussed

"I now have the 1.6 diesel but not impressed with economy"

Hmm- Being a dyed in the wool Honda nut I was never enthusiastic over Honda's decision to dump the 2.2 CDTI in all it's forms and hitch their wagon to the "tiddley little engines with lots of boost are better" train of thought.

Interested to hear that, reading the hype, you would expect better figures.

The thought of a CRV with a 1.6 diesel just doesn't add up to my way of thinking.

I was serously considering a new CRV, a year or so ago, but the cranky 4wd situation put me off and then the 1.6 motor put me right off.

I just sold my Civic 2.2 cdti Type S over here in france - regrettably- it was a great concept of a big torquey motor in a small grippy chassis, and I really enjoyed ragging it around the deserted D roads over here, when OH and nobody else was looking!

When I sold it, it had 54 mpg on the fuel computer readout, the payoff from the big motor in a small car.

Our current Honda Accord Type S tourer with the 178 hp 2,2 N22B Japan-built diesel is turning in about 43.5 mpg on a combination of airport runs and shopping trips.

The build quality is a a whole lot better than the UK built Honda's though.

A very nice car to drive, still able to hack it around the country roads, not quite such a hooligan motor as the Civic but a very capable long distance machine.

Small engines in big cars never did work IMHO.

Edit- Sorry! I got a bit carried away there - back to the thread subject.

The Civic at 34Kwould use a smidgen of oil between changes if run on 0w-30, on 5w- 30 used next to nothing.

The current Accord has used zero oil - nothing- the level on the stick has not changed in 5000 miles before the service and it has never gone into regen mode yet.

Edited by focussed on 18/05/2016 at 00:34

 

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