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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
Nov 29, 2012 (1:48 pm)
Mitchflorida, thank you for the response. It wasn't a Honda dealership, but it was a place where every time you go something is 'going to fall off and you are going to die on the highway tomorrow!' type of place. So, yes, I think I will get a second opinion.
the feesher, maybe I'll get my wheel bearings and suspension checked out. I hope it is just there because everything is finally sitting right. That's what it seems like since I got the noise immediately after it was fixed. I will definitely need a second opinion. Thank you!
#2246 of 2254 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [brig7]
Jan 21, 2013 (11:34 am)
I have been experiencing the same problem with my '01 accord (automatic). I have 208k miles on it and after about 2000 miles into an oil change I noticed I was a quart low. I hadn't noticed any leaks or that I was burning oil up to that point, I took it back to the Jiffy Lube where I had it serviced in the first place (I work in the building next door so I know them all fairly well) and they said I had a very small gasket leak and that I was likely burning oil because of the age of the vehicle. He suggested to just let it run because it wouldn't be worth paying to get the gasket fixed yet.
I went into Auto zone to check out my options to help it last longer and they suggested to switch to a high-mileage synthetic (something I'm already using, Pennzoil 5w-20 according to the ) and to try plugging the leak with an engine oil stop-leak (Lucas-Oil brand). My worry is after talking to a friend of mine who is a mechanic is that stop-leaks will sometimes plug holes that need to be open. Is there any chance of that happening with my engine or should I not worry about it?
#2247 of 2254 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [dcman19]
Jan 21, 2013 (11:46 am)
Unlike radiator stop leak which some are full of particles that plug holes,my understanding of oil stop-leak additatives is they soften/swell gaskets so they seal better. I'm not aware of an oil addative that could plug up things.
#2248 of 2254 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [dcman19]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 21, 2013 (12:38 pm)
Stop leak and switching to synthetic are two pieces of not-so-good advice.
Best thing to do is:
1. Get the car on a lift and determine exactly what is leaking and how much.
2. If #1 is insignificant, then just keep an eye on it, and keep adding oil every 2000 miles. That level of oil consumption for a 200K engine is quite acceptable.
#2249 of 2254 2001 Accord EX Using Excessive Oil at High RPM
Jan 21, 2013 (1:54 pm)
My '01 Accord Ex, 4cyl, with Manual Trans uses an excessive amount of oil if I allow High RPM's.
Compression Test shows 180 across all 4 cyl. Mileage is 155,000
The Engine uses NO OIL when I keep it below 3000 RPM.
If I go to RED LINE getting on the freeway I can use a quart per 500 miles.
The engine is fine, no issues. I plan on continuing to drive as I wish and just add the oil.
The Spark Plugs are getting used up about every 25,000 as a result of excess oil use.
Could this be a Valve Sleeve issue?
#2250 of 2254 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [dcman19]
Jan 22, 2013 (8:31 am)
It's no problem. Just top up the oil and keep rollin'.
#2251 of 2254 Re: 2001 Accord EX Using Excessive Oil at High RPM [bajajoes]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (9:01 am)
don't let high compression fool you. An engine can show excellent compression on a gauge and still have worn oil rings because it is the top compression ring that gives you the reading, not the lower oil rings.
You could have worn valve guides or valve stem seals, yes--an easy test for that is to take along a passenger and have them looking at the rear of the car while you rev it up on a freeway ramp, and then, making sure NO ONE IS BEHIND YOU, let off the gas, in gear, so that the car 'brakes" by compression alone (don't touch the brakes), and then...once the car has slowed down, PUNCH the gas again---if you have worn valve guides or seals, you will see a substantial puff of blue smoke out the back of the car, because you have created a high vacuum situation when you let off the gas. The high engine vacuum would suck oil through the worn valve guides into the combustion chamber.
#2252 of 2254 Oil Use on '01 Accord
Jan 22, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Thank you for the tip. I tried what you suggested by punching it in 2nd gear to 5000 rpm and then let off to 2500 rpm to allow comprsession to brake the car, then re-accelerated to 4500 rpm and saw NO Smoke or even visible exhaust.
On first start in am there is no exhaust visible only a small amount of water out the tailpipe which clears up shortly.
#2253 of 2254 Re: Oil Use on '01 Accord [bajajoes]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (1:36 pm)
so I think we can rule out valve guides or stem seals.
#2254 of 2254 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:44 am)
OK, thanks for the help, hopefully I can get this figured out sooner rather than later.