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#548 of 1037 No oil on dipstick??
Apr 05, 2005 (9:41 am)
Hi all.... God I hope you can help me cuse I'm scratching my head. Ok... 1998 Acura Integra GS... JUST went over the 200,000 km mark. Oil changes every 5000 km. I am ANAL about this car. Shes my baby. Cost me $9000.00 CDN at 175,000 km. So... the other day.... at 4000 km since last oil change, I went for another one. NO OIL ON THE DIPSTICK!!! Obviously there was still some in my oil pan because my engine didn't sieze but yikes!!! So I got an engine seal coating prior to new oil and filter. The car is NOT burning oil, that much I do know.... my front seals are still good... as far as rear seals I don't know. I know I am due for a timing belt and water pump change... could that be the problem in any way? I don't know how the two could be related but then... ??? Oil pan screw appears tight.... but could it need replacement??? I await your comments.
Apr 05, 2005 (9:34 pm)
and how do you know you are not burning some? In my experience, Honda engines are pretty good at using some oil, especially by this mileage. Have your mechanic do a dye test - that will tell you if you have a slow leak, although you should also see oil spotting on the ground at your usual parking spot.
The t-belt and water pump would not affect oil loss, but the cam seals behind there could be leaking.
If the dye test turns up nothing, I would start checking the oil more frequently - say every 1500 km or better yet every couple times you fill it up. Track the oil consumption to see how much it is.
there is one other thing of course. If you are not changing your own oil, or even if you are, it is possible that it was not filled properly after the last oil change. Did you check it right afterwards? I always do that, even when I do it myself, and certainly every time someone else does it for me - it has been low numerous times, and even too high at least twice I can remember. I am assuming you have checked the oil drain plug and it was not just leaking from there?
OK, I will stop writing now!
#550 of 1037 Re: tymber [nippononly]
Apr 06, 2005 (8:15 am)
Ok dye test. There is a little oil on the ground where I park.... so a leak is what I was thinking. However as far as NOT burning I don't know FOR SURE but there is no smell, everything under the hood is clean and I've had NO oil loss until this started approx a month ago. My LAST oil change was completely normal and then I go for this one and all of a sudden... no oil! Also just to make sure you are aware.... its 200,000 kilometres or 125,000 miles. Ok cam seals.... good to note as well. Wow.... you were REALLY helpful Thanks!!
#551 of 1037 you're welcome! :-)
Apr 06, 2005 (4:06 pm)
just FYI, my old Integra was going through a quart of oil every 1000 miles (1600 km?), but ran clean, no smoke and no oil smell, and it definitely didn't leak. It was at 250K miles on the odo. So you won't necessarily get any visual or nasal cues that your engine is using some oil.
But in your case if you have spotting on the ground then you are right - you have some kind of leak. It would have to be leaking fairly fast to fall off the dipstick in 4000 km - you should do the dye test and see about sealing it up. Good luck!
#552 of 1037 98 Integra Transmission
Apr 06, 2005 (4:57 pm)
I have a 1998 Integra since new with 95000 miles. The vehicle has always had the recommended maintenace carried out, and there have never been any mechanical issues. A 'clunk' sound often occurs as the vehicle shifts between 2nd and 3rd on the automatic transmission. This sound have been happening for 2 - 3 years, becoming more frequent. The repair dealer has been unable to diagnose the problem. Have any other drivers experienced this issue, or know why the noise is occurring?
#553 of 1037 Re: maintainance and fuel [theman_in_tx]
Apr 09, 2005 (7:22 pm)
$9,000 is about average deal for this year model with 45,000 mi.. an integra is a great car to own they are fun and reliable also they get good gas mileage. my 94 LS integra calls for mid grade gas and im pretty sure a 2000 GS would be the same. all acuras come with honda engines so they are basically hondas and they should be cheaper on parts and services compared to the honda accord and toyota camry because these models are more like luxury cars and are more expensive. if im not mistaken the infiniti is a v6 and it would have more power than the integra but it would also drink more gas. i hope i was helpful in your decision.
#554 of 1037 Re: when ABS fails [nippononly]
Apr 15, 2005 (8:03 am)
Maybe someone could help me. I recently took my 97 Acura RL in to the dealership because the ABS light kept coming on. It has 140,00 miles on it. They had already "fixed" this problem once for $1100.00, and now I am told that not only is the ABS modulator faulty, so are "other" modulators and that the total cost would be about $6000.00!! Would it be unsafe to drive this car if "other" modulators are "faulty"? I am not having them repair anything at this time, as it is not cost effective. However, does anyone know if I needed too, I could have used modulators (from a salvage yard, etc,...whatever at this point!) put in and if this would be expensive??
Apr 15, 2005 (2:36 pm)
you've lost me, I know that much. What other modulators are needed? Specifics would be good here. And you might try posting in the RL thread - they may have seen this before.
#556 of 1037 Re: mara6 [nippononly]
Apr 21, 2005 (1:32 pm)
I am so not a car person, can you tell? Hopefully this is more concise:
Re: 97 Acura RL with 140,000 mile on it.....
So far as I know (this is what I was told by the dealership), the ABS Modulator is faulty. We were told the ABS sensors would also need to be replaced. The ABS light comes on intermittently and this is why I initially brought the car in. The dealership "fixed" the problem once for 1,000$ and the light still continued to come on. The total cost they quoted me to replace the sensors and the modulator is more than the car is worth at this point. I was wondering if the car is safe to drive with this problem.
Also, I am wondering, if this happened, is it typical to see other things stat to wear down (i.e. will my dashboard start lighting up like a christmas tree because other things are wearing out)?
Thnaks for your help!
#557 of 1037 wheel and brake noise
Apr 22, 2005 (11:00 am)
My 1993 Integra is making 2 separate sounds related to the whhels. Sound #1: when first driven in the morning, front wheels make a "jog-jog-jog" or "wob-wob-wob" sound that sounds like a sewing machine. The sound frequency is related to the car speed when it is rolling without brakes - slower speed= slower frequency, faster speed=faster frequncy. Sound (mostly) goes away once the brakes are applied, and after the car is driven for about 20 minutes it goes away until the next day.
Sound#2: After the car has been driven for an hour or so, there is a "click-pop" noise from the rear wheels when braking at slow speeds, approx. 15 mph, for example, stop+go traffic. Does not happen at higher speeds and does not affect braking ability.
Any ideas, anyone?