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Old 10-13-2008, 12:46 PM
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BURNING OIL/HELP!

Hi,
Anyone had issues with the 5th gen burning oil, and what have you guys done to fix the problem.

Please help!!

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:00 PM
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

ahhh the joys of owning a 5th gen.
welcome to the wonderful world of burning massive amounts of oil, especially in vtec.




stay outta vtec and see if that helps w/ how much oil you burn.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

How much are you burning, and in how much time? The H22s burn oil, this is a fact of H22 ownership. It is within factory tolerance for a H22 to burn 1litre of oil for every 5000km travelled. (Somebody else can convert that to imperial measures, I cbf right now)
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

It's true, H22s do eat oil, it is normal for them to considering the FRM cylinder walls. At least I THINK that's the reason anyway. How much are you burning?
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

I'm burning around a 1L every 1000Km or so.
Now what kind of job and $$$ requires to fix this issue??
Has anyone replaced the cylinder walls?

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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

There is no "fix" for this. It is required to maintain proper operating condition for the FRM cylinder walls. It's a necessary evil.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

i burn alot of oil right now as well i also have thread on this problem what kind of oil are you using and how many k do u have on ur lude
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

you could try using a thicker weight oil,i used to use 5w30 and was burning alot of oil,then switched to 10w30 and made a noticeable difference in how much oil was being burnt up
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

H22s always burn oil, they burned oil from the factory brand new. Just keep an eye on the oil level and you'll be fine.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

h22's love to gobble up oil so just keep a couple spare courts in your garage and check it every other week or so and you should be good.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

hey,, i dunno if this is the same thing or not but..when i bought my lude it was like empty on oil and the oil was DIRTY than any thing ive seen and i changed the oil and smelt this burning smell....i was thinkin that when i changed the oil i might have dripped some somewhere and it was just burning..so i left it to burn off of where ever it was.....it smoked pretty bad once but not like a cloud but enough to slip out of the hood...and in a week or so it was all good!! dunno if its the same thing..but maybe this helps...
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

Mabey you burnt off some carbon build up left behind by the previous owner.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

Good to see that it is normal for the prelude to burn oil cause i was starting to worry about it but from what people say a little gone here and there is what happens. Thanks for the input.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

it's normal to burn oil

mine burns oil and smokes..i think my piston rings are going....the high flow cat doesn't help either...
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

burning oil is a regular problem with h22's as brash had stated before, but you could be burning too much oil. for those of you too lazy to do the conversion the standard is.

about 1 quart for every 3100 miles.

if you are burning more than this the cause is most likely worn piston rings. which can cost a good amount of money to replace if you take it to a mechanic.
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Re: BURNING OIL/HELP!

well i was burning like a quart every 2000 miles then i decided to replace the piston rings myself since im a mechanic ,i resurfaced the cylinder walls just a little just to make it loook even and clean install the piston rings as the manual shows ,like every other car but now it got worst i guess the short block its not good anymore,i wonder if i can use the 2.3 block from the acura cl?
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