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Old 01-25-2009, 02:54 PM
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Oil problem

After i change my oil ill drive for about 3000 miles and all my oil will be gone.I didnt see any leaks.Could it be that i hit v-tec to much,or my pistons are bad?I only got 99000 miles on my h22a4.Any answers would help.Thanks
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Re: Oil problem

if it makes you feel any better i usually hit about 3000 kms and my oil is gone...I know for a fact that the compression in one of my cylinders is pretty low compared to the rest and another isnt too far off from it. So my assumption is that one of my pistons are leaking and thats why i burn so much oil. hitting Vtec all the time and high revs will cause you to burn it faster but regardless if one of your pistons are messed then oil loss is enevitable
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Re: Oil problem

Im guessing new pistons will be the solution?What causes leaks in pistons?
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Re: Oil problem

vtec engines will always burn oil..its a know fact. and one thats been discussed countless times on this forum, try using the search button..
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Im guessing new pistons will be the solution?What causes leaks in pistons?
not new pistons, but new piston rings. do a compression check. and why would you let your car run dry on oil? you should check it at least once a week.
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do you have to take the pistons out to get to the rings?R8GYY its easier to post a new post
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do you have to take the pistons out to get to the rings?R8GYY its easier to post a new post
um....YES. You also have to pull the head off, and the oil pan, and the crank girdle otherwise you'll never disconnect the rods from the crank to let the pistons come out from the top of the block.
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Re: Oil problem

Its bad piston rings.

No way to fix it. Try using thicker oil. for the cost to replace piston rings, it wouldn't be worth it. it'd be a lot of labor. (although it would be a great chance for you to build your motor)
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Re: Oil problem

will thicker oil affect the performance?
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Re: Oil problem

Check ur oil level once a week and drive regular and see how much oil it's burning. What Kind of oil are u using? And this has been covered on here plenty of times so the search button will actually help you find out it's burning oil and what 2 do about it
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will thicker oil affect the performance?
Thicker oil is just that - thicker. Thicker oil will help with oil consumption, but it is hard on the oil pump, and although oil pressure is increased, oil flow is DECREASED. The thicker oil is also hard on the motor in cold temperatures. This is because it takes a lot LONGER to reach the proper viscosity. Engine wear is increased because of this. I would recommend still using 5W30 and keeping it full.
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