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Just wanted to know if this is normal? Just covered 4000 miles from new and on the way A1 'Oil Warning' light came on. Panicked a bit so pulled over bought a litre of oil from service station to top it up! I take it this is not enough and will need to fill up to top!
Silly question i know but do you need to regulary keep track of oil and keep topping up? I used to have an ST before and only filled up oil on services, my mate had an RX-8 at same time and he was topping up everytime he went for fuel lol

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Hey buddy,
To my knowledge (I am sure the experts would turn up soon) the type R consumes a lot of oil. Good thing you pulled over immediately and topped up the oil. I also know for a fact the type R owners in this forum tend to have a gallon of oil in their boot...;)

Good luck and hopefully someone explains better
 

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Hi,

Just wanted to know if this is normal? Just covered 4000 miles from new and on the way A1 'Oil Warning' light came on. Panicked a bit so pulled over bought a litre of oil from service station to top it up! I take it this is not enough and will need to fill up to top!
Silly question i know but do you need to regulary keep track of oil and keep topping up? I used to have an ST before and only filled up oil on services, my mate had an RX-8 at same time and he was topping up everytime he went for fuel lol

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Why do you say that :confused: don't fill it up to the top :facepalm:

Checkout the Wiki for how to check oil levels Oil - Civinfo Wiki
 

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You'll only use alot of oil if you thrash the car alot. Both my EP3 and FN2 hardly use any as I don't really thrash either very much. I still check mine on a monthly basis though so try and get in the habit of checking it regullary
 

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I had my oil level warning light come on tonight, only a month since I bought car from a Honda garage who serviced it before I bought it.

I pulled over at next service station and checked oil level and its right in the middle of the two holes. So I Drove home and no warning light came on this time, left car half hour and checked it again and still same right in the middle.

Only thing I can think of is the warning came on after I accelerated quite fast going up an incline and perhaps that caused the oil to slide to the back or something?
 

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I had my oil level warning light come on tonight, only a month since I bought car from a Honda garage who serviced it before I bought it.

I pulled over at next service station and checked oil level and its right in the middle of the two holes. So I Drove home and no warning light came on this time, left car half hour and checked it again and still same right in the middle.

Only thing I can think of is the warning came on after I accelerated quite fast going up an incline and perhaps that caused the oil to slide to the back or something?
Theres also an ECU bug with the oil warning.
An update can fix it if this is the cause.
 

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If your oil level is low and you are trashing your car around tight bends the low oil level light may come on. Its because the oil is moving around in the oil pan.

Its best to check oils once in a week if you really like to punish your "R".
 

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My warning light comes on all the time but when I manually check it's always fine. I just ignore it now and keep on rinsing.

One thing though, you're meant to check the oil a few minutes after you stop, not half an hour...
 

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according to the manual the type r can consume up to 1 litre of oil every 635 miles if i remember correctly. my light came on on the motorway the other day but it was just as someone cut me up and caused me to brake hard. Mine uses about a litre every 2000 miles or there abouts. Bit more if its getting a good v-techin
 

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Hi

My oil warning light came on this morning. I have a diesel 2008 model civic. Does anyone know if this model requires oil quite frequently like the type r. I thrash it only now and then must admit :)

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My oil warning light came on this morning. I have a diesel 2008 model civic. Does anyone know if this model requires oil quite frequently like the type r. I thrash it only now and then must admit :)

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Never had to top my 07 2.2 oil level up. I give her a booting occasionally :p
 

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perfectly normal . new cars use more oil initially. why use wiki to find out how much oil to put in ??? ** dipstick has max min levels! go iin the middle!!!
 

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chrisoadamson said:
perfectly normal . new cars use more oil initially. why use wiki to find out how much oil to put in ??? ** dipstick has max min levels! go iin the middle!!!
Sometimes the oil is so thin its hard to decide what your reading is, i had an rac guy take a look at my stick and he found it just as difficult to read.
 

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Hi

My oil warning light came on this morning. I have a diesel 2008 model civic. Does anyone know if this model requires oil quite frequently like the type r. I thrash it only now and then must admit :)

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You need to keep an eye on your oil at every fillup until you know how much your particular engine uses.
Every engine is different.
Everyones driving style is different.

Ignore your dipstick at your peril ;)
 

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You need to keep an eye on your oil at every fillup until you know how much your particular engine uses.
Every engine is different.
Everyones driving style is different.

Ignore your dipstick at your peril ;)
That's the thing though (and I think the mechanics will need to take a look at this) when I got it new I would have to add some oil every now and then which I know is normal, then after about 10,000 miles it never needed a top up till just recently and I am now on 36k. My driving style has not changed so I think it comes down to the engine,as u say.
 

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As everyone has said it is down to the engine and driving style, my 1.8 would use about half a litre between services but the Type R doesn't seem to use any.

Nearly every car I've owned has said in the manual that oil consumption can be upto a litre every 1000 miles.
 
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