Certainly this is not an isolated case and there are many Civics from the beginning of production in a similar situation. After the publication of the material about R3A pistons in the MotoDziennik's YouTube channel, Honda Poland promised cooperation and willingness to solve the issue of the "strange" pistons. We look forward to the official announcement on this matter.What we do not know is how many cars are in our situation. Are we (few of us) really so unfortunate, or is it a matter affecting a lot of 2012 models? Can't we make a group complain to Honda?
I forgot to mention this previously, but the first 1,000 km (engine "break-in" time) I drove with Ravenol 5W30 HCL. For the next 10,000 km I used Liqui Moly Synthoil Longtime 0W30 and now I have AMSOIL 0W30 Signature Series poured.What oil type you use after repair? 0w20?
Pistons came from an engine of very low mileage (about 8,000 km).And I understand the pistons were second hand but the rings were new. What did the dealer say when you discovered the pistons inside the engine were not the ones from the parts catalogue? Did you communicate this to an official Honda dealer?
My car was imported from Germany, so I didn't contact a local Honda dealer to report my "discovery". However, I know from my Polish colleagues that some authorized Honda services confirm our observations, while others are silent and hide behind internal regulations.
The engine runs smoothly and rev as easily as previously. I even noticed slightly improved fuel economy despite more frequent driving at high RPM.And is there any difference in how the engine runs after the repair? Is it the same as before except the oil consumption is gone? This is the part I am the most affraid of, that it will not run as smooth as it does now. Or rev so easily.