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Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere on this forum, but is it usual to go through oil quickly on a 2.2 deisel?

Ive done leas than 2000 miles since ive had the beast, said to my mechanic change the oil and filter when i got him to check her over...and now this....

Any ideas, not sure if this is normal or not!




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mine dosnt use a drop and it has 167000 miles on the clock
but ive serviced it myself for the last 7 years with always good quality oil
 

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That's not typical, did you check the oil level 2k miles ago vs the level now?

What grade of oil did your mechanic use?
 

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Very unusual for a civic to use oil ,Diesels generally do use a tiny bit of oil it's natural with a turbo Diesel engine , always a slight misting in the intake and intercooler system , check what's coming out your exhaust pipe if any blue smoke more than likely you have bad oil seals on the turbo , this can also be down to your mechanic using the wrong grade oil .
 

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That's not typical, did you check the oil level 2k miles ago vs the level now?

What grade of oil did your mechanic use?


No thats what i thought. I dont know i will have to ask.


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Very unusual for a civic to use oil ,Diesels generally do use a tiny bit of oil it's natural with a turbo Diesel engine , always a slight misting in the intake and intercooler system , check what's coming out your exhaust pipe if any blue smoke more than likely you have bad oil seals on the turbo , this can also be down to your mechanic using the wrong grade oil .


I have been regularly checking for smoke, black or otherwise, especially on startup and on heavy throttle but im not seeing any.

As for the grade, i wlll check with him.

Best i check the level when its cold too.


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mine dosnt use a drop and it has 167000 miles on the clock
but ive serviced it myself for the last 7 years with always good quality oil


Hmmmm

Quality of oil is the question of the day i think....

Which grade should be being used then?


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Best oil is 0W30 but 5W30 is also fine in this engine in the UK. If you have a dpf check that the right spec (C2 or C3) is used - although that shouldn't affect oil consumption.
 

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Reckon you should start doing regular checks to keep an eye on it.

Oh and check it sooner rather than later. If it's low then get some oil back in it.
 

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Best oil is 0W30 but 5W30 is also fine in this engine in the UK. If you have a dpf check that the right spec (C2 or C3) is used - although that shouldn't affect oil consumption.


Ok thanks.

Apparently these dont have dpf's.

Will any oil do or are talking brand specific. Its done 150k now.




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Hmmmm

Quality of oil is the question of the day i think....

Which grade should be being used then?


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recomended oil is 0w30 but some honda dealers use 5w30 i believe
ive only ever used 0w 30 castrol edge in mine
have you looked on the dip stick as a few have had oil pressure sensor problems
 

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Ok checked oil filler cap all clear of any gunk - thats a relief.

However dipstick check is below the first marker!! And its been sitting a few hours so its cold!!!

So, either the engine is using oil excessively or my mechanic didnt change but topped it up - either way i have got issues to sort out


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I might just change oil and filter myself, least i know its done. I assume its much the same as a petrol - empty sump change filter and fill up?

I'll check for a how-to in a sec but if someone could link one that would be grand. Thankyou.


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It's roughly 6 litres of oil you need a special socket to open up the filter housing and the filter consist of a paper cone with three oil rubber seals.
Best to get genuine Honda filter and a replacement sump plug and washer from them.


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