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I am not familiar with the little 1.5 turbo motor. Our last Honda was 2013 SI. I have read a lot of issues with the engine, in particular, oil dilution. Has the problems with this engine been fixed? Is this an engine you trust to go 100k miles?
 

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I don't think the design of the direct injection and the turbo engine with such a small displacement can make the engine reliable in the long run. It is overstressed. The direct injection has a notorious issue with carbon build up, not just oil dilution.

I would never consider 1.5 turbo. I am planning to buy the naturally aspirated, port injected 2.0 K20 engine.
 

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You see, there's a lot of screaming on the internets about the oil dilution issue, and you can find all kinds of info about it. What's significantly more difficult is finding evidence of the actual (unmodified) engine failures, and that despite the fact that the engine has been around for what, 5-6 years now.
 

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I had 2 10th gen civics. 16-17 ext sedans and both had issues with the 1.5L. Oil dilution issues with fuel raising the oil levels extreme enough to blow a oil pan seal. But after an ecu update I feel the issue was bandaged. Long term we will see. My big gripe of the early 10th gens was the power steering. Tracking wierd left right sticking then jerking around. Idk what it was doing so I had gotten rid of it. 🤣🤣
 

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I would never consider 1.5 turbo. I am planning to buy the naturally aspirated, port injected 2.0 K20 engine.
This was very helpful. I'm just starting out here and had assumed that all the engines were GDI. Knowing that there is a port injected engine available is huge for me. Thanks!
 

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I am just in the early investigatory stages. I had a Gen 10 Sport as a recent rental & liked it a lot. I am enjoying this forum and learning a lot.
 
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