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Information, speculation and anything else specifically related to Civic Type R FK8 (2017 onwards)

Oil

 #3865919  by Steel Lynx
 Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Hi all!

I'm new to driving Type R's so I might be (hopefully) worrying over nothing!

Mine seems to be using quite a bit of oil (compared to any other car I've owned) Do these engines tend to burn a bit? I have had some 'spirited' driving in places so that might contribute? Other cars I've had in the past always manage to get to their service intervals, Including my previous car which was a modified 370Z.

It's an FK8 by the way. 6 months old now. Just under 5k miles.

Thank you in advance for any help / advice :)
 #3865924  by Lewisgame
 Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:03 am
High revving engine and turbocharged will contribute to the oil consumption.
Most manufactures state that oil consumption up to 1 litre per 1000km (620miles) is acceptable. Anymore than that then I’d be concerned.
 #3865930  by Steel Lynx
 Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:49 am
Thanks for the reply.
I think it might be an issue with the oil sensor. The reason for my last post was due to the oil warning coming on on the way to work (I then added in half a litre) and then again on the way home from work (I figured it might have been so low it just had time to work its way around so added another half litre)
I checked it this morning and it's over full!! It's litterally all the way up the orange 'tab', and the same again up the metal stick.......
I really hate that dipstick!