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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#2241 of 2262 Re: Honda Accord Oil [lll3]
Nov 05, 2012 (5:17 pm)
You can use any brand of oil as long as it is the correct wieght. It's best to check in the manual for the weight. I believe it calls for 5W30.
#2242 of 2262 2002 Honda Accord; had upper ball joint replaced; makes noise now
Nov 20, 2012 (12:48 pm)
Here's the story: I was getting a routine oil change. After looking at the car, guy said I needed a new upper ball joint/control arm. I got that replaced. After leaving the lot, I started hearing a noise whenever the car came to a stop. It sounded like something powering down (higher pitch to lower pitch), then the noise stops when the car is stopped.
I took the car in and they said they couldn't find the problem, and said that it might be a transmission problem. That didn't make sense to me. They couldn't find anything with a diagnostic. What is going on? Anyone have any idea what could be making this noise right after the upper ball joint/control arm is replaced in a 2002 Honda Accord 6 cylinder?
#2243 of 2262 Re: 2002 Honda Accord; had upper ball joint replaced; makes noise now [dustingggg]
Nov 25, 2012 (2:28 pm)
All I know is that the service advisors at Honda Dealerships work on commission and the more "repairs" they can get you to pay for , the more money in their pocket. It is definitely a racket. I don't have any work done unless I get a second opinion and price quote.
#2244 of 2262 Re: 2002 Honda Accord; had upper ball joint replaced; makes noise now [dustingggg]
Nov 29, 2012 (12:41 am)
Could be anything in the suspension, I'm guessing that either you need to get the suspension regreased, but mainly when you hear the car winding down, it's your wheel bearings going out. Which could be possible because with a worn ball joint it'll put more force on the lower CA which in turn wears your wheel bearings more. It may have been worn for a while but now that everything is sitting how it should the noise showed up
Nov 29, 2012 (12:48 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 2262 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [brig7]
Jan 21, 2013 (10:34 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 2262 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [dcman19]
Jan 21, 2013 (10:46 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 2262 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [dcman19]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 21, 2013 (11:38 am)
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 2262 2001 Accord EX Using Excessive Oil at High RPM
Jan 21, 2013 (12:54 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 2262 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [dcman19]
Jan 22, 2013 (7:31 am)
It's no problem. Just top up the oil and keep rollin'.