2008 Civic LX Motorcraft Syn Blnd 5W20

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a little over 19,000 miles. 4876 miles on oil. No make up oil unit /location universal averages averages Aluminum 8 8 4 Chromium 1 1 1 Iron 5 5 9 Copper 1 1 5 Lead 0 0 3 Tin 2 2 0 Molybdenum 39 39 74 Nickel 0 0 0 Manganese 0 0 1 Silver 0 0 0 Titanium 0 0 0 Potassium 1 1 2 Boron 141 141 55 Silicon 19 19 10 Sodium 4 4 18 Calcium 1816 1816 2279 Magnesium 9 9 126 Phosphorus 659 659 706 Zinc 842 842 839 Barium 0 0 0 Blackstone:Aluminum typically from pistons and might show some excess wear in that area but not necessarily a problem amount.Maybe lingering wear from newer engine. If silicone is dirt this might have affected wear, though silicon can also be from excess sealer or lube which are harmless forms. 3.1 tbn shows some additive left. No fuel or moisture found. Opinions? Overall thoughts? Should I try a different oil? This was the first uoa on this car so unfortunately nothing to compare to. I seperated the coulumns but they go together when I post for some reason. The first are the results, I guess the second would be vehicle average from past results which does not apply here and the third to the right is universal averages. This was Motocraft Syn Blend (SM) 5W20 which I have run since draining the ff at a hair under 5000 miles. Purolator PureOne filters since then also and changed the air filter at 15,000 miles and replaced with a Purolator Plus.
 
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forgot SUS Vis @210F 49.4 should be 46-57 cst vis @100C 7.08 6.0-9.7 Flashpoint in F 365 >355 Fuel % <0.5 <2.0 Antifreeze % 0.0 0.0 Water % 0.0 0.0 Insolubles % 0.3 <0.6 TBN 3.1
 
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I posted a UOA (here) for the same engine, same oil with 24k miles on the engine and 6k miles on the oil. Very similar results, exactly the same on some values. As an aside, I find it amusing that they kind of freaked out over the aluminum and silicon in my UOA but not in yours -- granted my aluminum was a bit higher. I don't really have any experience interpreting UOAs but I don't see a reason to switch oils. I've switched it up a bit for no reason in particular although I had no complaints about the Motorcraft.
 
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Silicon is very high for the miles - I'd check the air filter/plumbing. Might be a leak that is contributing to piston wear, hence the high Aluminum. Could still be break - in, but Honda's usually break-in pretty fast, so I suspect there is a problem somewhere.
 
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