Last post on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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Honda Pilot, Oil, SUV
#4 of 8 Re: Oil Consumption - Pilot [jensad]
Apr 11, 2011 (4:01 am)
What makes of vehicles have you been driving? I haven't used a quart of oil in 1000 miles for over 40 years. Engines today should go 3000 to 4000 miles at least before showing any decrease in oil level.
#5 of 8 Re: Oil Consumption - Pilot [bdyment]
Apr 11, 2011 (11:23 am)
Well I started young driving chevs. Then onto fords, then when I joined the CHP I drove dodges. Of the three makes, the Dodge burned at least one qt. of oil every or close to 1000 miles.
My wife and I have owned 64 Dodge s/w, 59 Chrysler, and now Acuras and before that Hondas. Almost all of the listed car burned oil. My mechanic said that it was normal. And when I overhauled my 53 Chev convert it too burned about one qt. too.
I don't think that 1 qt is excessive just normal wear and tear.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#6 of 8 Re: Oil Consumption - Pilot [dougbthom]
Apr 11, 2011 (4:46 pm)
I have been talking to HONDA Customer Service and they are taking a loosey approach that it can be normal to loose a quart of oil every 1,000 miles. I am not happy with their response or lack of.
Does it make sense that after 5,000 miles i would be out of oil - if I follow the "every 1,000 mile it is normal to losse a quart of oil"?
I expected a better response or resolutionf rom HONDA.
#7 of 8 Re: Oil Consumption - Pilot [ak80]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 11, 2011 (8:17 pm)
Virtually every car make sets the standard at one quart per 1000 miles... Would I be happy with a car that used that much oil? Well, not one that was built in the last twenty years...
But, that's what you are up against....
I have a car right now, that seems to be using about a quart every 4000-5000 miles, and that doesn't make me very happy, either... Especially since this is the 4th car in a row with basically the same engine... and, none of the others have used a quart in even 15K miles....
(also, I think you are supposed to add a quart, when you are low... not, wait to run out after 5000 miles.. )
Jan 11, 2012 (8:56 am)
Does the Pilot have a low oil indicator light?