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#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'.
#2251 of 2262 Re: 2001 Accord EX Using Excessive Oil at High RPM [bajajoes]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (8:01 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 2262 Oil Use on '01 Accord
Jan 22, 2013 (12:10 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 2262 Re: Oil Use on '01 Accord [bajajoes]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (12:36 pm)
so I think we can rule out valve guides or stem seals.
#2254 of 2262 Re: 2001 Accord oil burns [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 23, 2013 (6:44 am)
OK, thanks for the help, hopefully I can get this figured out sooner rather than later.
#2256 of 2262 1999 Check Engine light with EGR code
Jul 27, 2013 (10:10 pm)
My 1999 Accord has the Check Engine Light with code P401, EGR flow insufficient.
I replaced the valve. Light came back.. I opened the valve with direct voltage and engine idle was a little rough. MAP went up from 28 to 35 %. I removed the valve and started engine. I have vacuum at the inlet port and exhaust blowing from the exhaust port.
Does anyone know how the computer detects low EGR flow ?
and how do I clean the EGR ports if that is what is needed ?
#2257 of 2262 Re: 98 Honda Accord, stalls/dies while driving [emjkelly]
Aug 03, 2013 (9:14 am)
I have a 99 accord that would randomly stall on the highway, very dangerous if this happens, anyways took it to a honda dealer and there was a recall on the ignition switch. They replaced it for free.
Aug 03, 2013 (12:46 pm)
Does the recall apply to the 2000 Honda Accord LX ?