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  1. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Should be around 2500/- per liter bottle
  2. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Yup, they must've found Mobil Super 2000 works best for them in terms of profit margins and might definitely have a large stock of it. That's the standard oil they use for all the vehicles that come in for servicing apart from Havoline. Quite annoyed with Stafford especially since they don't even provide a detailed bill with the exact product used or even the constituents of what is termed as "lubricant service". Coming from my previous car being maintained at Toyota Lanka, this is substandard for an agent of a major vehicle brand. Toyota Lanka was super-detailed in what they used and did to the vehicle. Any places you recommend for a proper service on the Civic other than Stafford?
  3. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Yup, same here however it’s hardly noticeable for me compared to my previous Axio 141’s CVT. That thing had a major stutter compared to this.
  4. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Umm so Honda just announced its planned closure of the Swindon, UK plant that manufactures all Civic hatchbacks.
  5. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    So I just completed my second oil change at the agent (Boralesgamuwa) and got them to use Castrol Edge Pro A5 5W-30 instead of their regular semi synthetic 5W-30. Cost me approximately 15k for the oil alone. The owner’s manual should dictate what type of oil you should use. In mine, it indicates either 5W-30 or 0W-30 ACEA A5 or A3 oil. For 0W-20, it states that only Honda Engine Oil Type 2.0 should be used so I didn’t adventure down that path since the agent didn’t have it anyways. For everyone else tuned in and following my lovely experiences with the agents, I had a good 10min conversation with the service advisor about the type of oil they use in the newer Civics. He went on to state that: 1) Honda UK don’t know about SL climates and service intervals, so you have to change your oil every 5k km here or before if the maintenance minder indicates it regardless of the type of oil 2) In their history, they’ve always used semi-synthetic oil and it has never caused any problems - he claimed 3) It’s only when customers ask for fully synthetic that they have problems especially sludge build-up, however that is the customer’s wish I found points 2 and 3 a bit naive especially since you need better quality oil and not Dino oil for higher performance engines where oil pressures are significantly higher than before. Semi-synthetic may have worked with the older cars that weren’t turbo-boosted. These newer ones have a tiny 3-cylinder engine with a turbo and temperatures are definitely way hotter than the previous generations. Secondly, with regards to sludge, that will happen when you switch to synthetic in a car with a few 10’s of thousands of km’s running on conventional or semi-synthetic. That’s because fully synthetic oil cleans up better and is a detergent oil so all that sludge that was collected in between piston rings, cylinder heads, etc. will start to come loose and result in sludge. Got this info off Scotty Kilmer and he is in line with debunking the myth a lot of mechanics spread: “fully synthetic oil causes sludge”. By the way, I also asked them about a particular part on my car that I’d need replacing and they admitted that they don’t bring down many parts for the UK model Civic to SL regularly so they’d have to back-order. That’s contrary to what their sales rep said prior to purchasing the car though. All in all, I’m just going to follow the maintenance minder for services as it has proven itself smart enough for now. And of course, will continue with fully synthetic 5w-30.
  6. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    This is gold! LMAO
  7. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Didn’t service it yet as I’ve got like another 1000km to go despite the “Service due soon” reminder popping up, which will be covered in like 3 weeks. I’ll be going for it next weekend though. Shall keep you posted.
  8. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    So I tried to book a service appointment using my own oil and the service advisor asked me to first check with their reception and sales if they have the same oil as they normally don’t take parts or stuff brought by the customer. Sigh.
  9. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Rattanapitiya body shop. On the lines of engine oil, I called them up to book a service appointment (10,000km interval) and checked on the oil they use. The advisor said that it’s up to the customer if they want 10k km services or 5k km services. If it is 5k, they use 5w-30 semi synthetic, however they use fully synthetic for 10k intervals. When I asked them which brand they use since they used Mobil last time (that was recommended), they’re now saying that they recommend Castrol 5W-30 as Mobil only comes in 0W-30 fully synthetic and that apparently burns up easily due to it being 0W. That’s a load of tosh as Mobil 5W-30 fully synthetic is available here and I also don’t think the 0W-30 oil would “burn off” faster than a 5W-30. Besides, these are high HTHS oils anyways given their A5/B5 and A1/B1 ratings. Looks like I’ll be taking my own engine oil going forward.
  10. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Yup.. tried it and then rolled up, rolled down, pushed against it, but still no luck in identifying the source. I guess it’s some beading expanding under heat and the noise seems to be getting in due to a broken corner garnish lid (plastic triangular piece at the top edge of the shutter); compliments of the boys at St****rd for that.
  11. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Has anyone here experienced a weird "ticking" or "tapping" sound from any of the shutters under normal operation specially when idling? It's like someone is tapping on the glass with fingernails and occurs with regular intervals like a clock. Disappears from time to time, but what I've noticed is that it keeps coming up in the daytime when driving under harsh sunlight. It goes away when the temp is cooler outside or at night. Mine is present at the driver-side window and still couldn't identify where exactly it comes from. Tried lowering the shutter and it's still there. Tried holding the glass tight and no joy. Beading seems ok. Just that there's a crack in the top corner window garnish cover (small plastic triangle) thanks to Stafford, but it doesn't seem to come from there. Drives me insane as it is quite constant.
  12. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Guess so, but the Mobil Super 2000 oil in my motor doesn’t seem to be compliant with any ACEA standards, be it A or C series checks. Moreover, it’s a semi-synthetic. Found a Valvoline, Motul and Castrol MAGNATEC that complies with the A5/B5 or A3/B3 specs as per my owner’s manual. Mobil products here don’t seem to have the A5/B5 rating unfortunately though they do have A1/B1, which is quite close. There’s another guy who apparently has a C2 requirement so I guess he’ll need to settle for the C3 oil from Mobil Super 3000.
  13. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Of course they don’t make their own oil and that’s obvious. The question at hand is the type of oil to be used here as my car has been filled up with Mobil 2000 5W-30 synthetic blend. The newer Civics built after 2018 have a requirement for ACEA C2 oil specified on the oil lid as they seem to come with a gasoline particulate filter whereas ones before that (2017) don’t require it.
  14. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    So I just checked up on the oil St****rd used for my Civic at my last service interval (5000km) and it was an older Mobil Super 2000 5W-30 synthetic blend. Since I've driven the car for a while now and am about 2500km away from my next scheduled service (as per maintenance minder), I can still feel that my car's economy is a bit off and hasn't improved much (previously 14L/100km to roughly 13L/100km daily Colombo driving). Further, I also feel something is off w.r.t the ease at which it accelerates to speed compared to before the oil change. Looked at the owner's manual and it says to use either Honda Engine Oil Type 2.0 (I'm sure St****rd doesn't have that unlike Toyota Lanka having their genuine oil) or 5W-30. Checked up on the Mobil1 UK site using the vehicle selector and it looks like the 1L model needs either Mobil1 Fuel Economy 0W-30 (Fully Synthetic) or Mobil Super 3000 X1 5W-30 (Fully Synthetic). From what I know, the synthetic blend oils are more of a gimmick as they just comprise of between 10% to 30% synthetic elements mixed into conventional oil. Given that this is a turbocharged unit and that too, a little 3 cylinder engine, I'm sure it will run a little hotter than the usual 4 cylinder version. Shall talk to the service advisor next time prior to maintenance and see if it makes sense to switch to the recommended engine oils. Anyone else in here with an idea as to what would be preferred or am I just being pedantic?
  15. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Great update! Where did you get the accessories though? Checked eBay and some other online sites, but shipping charges are nasty. Sta***rd told me they weren’t bringing down accessories for the Civic
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