Honda specs 0w-20 for the 1.5T pretty much everywhere in the world, including China. The US isn’t the only place with fuel economy/CO2 standards that make light oils attractive.
Originally Posted By: wag123
I'm pretty sure that Honda already specifies the use of 5W-30 in their vehicles outside of North America. If I found that the oil level went up that much (or even half that much), I would change it immediately. Oil changes are cheap, engines and turbo chargers are not.
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Honda is losing its reputation every year with things like this. I've got a relative who has a 2017 Honda Civic 1.5T, who is a mechanic. I'll ask him if oil levels are rising. Its hard to believe they "determined high oil levels do not cause engine damage" when its well known foaming happens when it starts hitting the crankshaft. Until this is fixed, maybe put in thicker 0w30 or 0w40 and watch it thin out, maybe even empty a little out once in a while to keep it from over-filling itself. ..... Also, when changing the oil, just put in new oil enough to just barely pass the lower line on the dipstick and watch it rise, or add a little oil every other week if it doesn't go up on its own.