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I know the oil dilution problem has been beaten to death on this forum and I thank the contributors for their insightful posts. I have a 2018 EX-L with 6200 kms on it and it seems to be diluting again, after the fix was done. My question is this: would the use of a slightly heavier oil, perhaps 5W-30 or heavier be advisable or safe for our engines? My thinking is that the recommended oil is extremely thin and since it is constantly being diluted anyway, why not use a slightly thicker viscosity? I have not used synthetic oil before, so perhaps these oils are more durable than dino oil.....I don't know. I have resigned myself to the plan to simply change the oil at 5,000 km intervals in the future in the hope of avoiding accelerated wear on the moving parts. Thanks for your thoughts.