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Source of oil consumption

So I'm sitting at about 125k an just recently starting using an abnormal amount of oil and yesterday after coming down from highway speed to a stop I could actually see and smell it. Now my question is, is it more common for the valve guides to leak or get it through the rings? I'm really hoping its a top end fix. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks guys.

Also, I get no visible oil on start up which leads me to believe bottom end.
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Re: Source of oil consumption

Most of it is used up in vtec. Unless you see the car smoking at idle and I mean black smoke only then I would think valve guide seals. Rings I doubt that also. I have 152K and still running good. Well if you suspect rings do some engine restore, or rebuild and bore.

If you smell oil burning badly in the inside of the car, take the car in and have then replace the o ring at the oil cooler. I would almost bet thats your problem if it started recently. Rick Woodson Honda did mine and did a filter and oil change for only $44.

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Re: Source of oil consumption

the oil cooler o-ring is $3 from honda, the socket i had to go buy from Sear's was $11. I've only used the socket once.

I get a burning oil smell coming from my car after its been on the highway for a lil while. I think its just from the oil seeping from my oil pan gasket.



Is your engine consuming oil...or leaking it out?
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Re: Source of oil consumption

Its definately consuming. I have a small leak that's so little it never even makes it to the ground and is only there after running really hard on a road trip. I've had issues with valve guides ib previous trucks, old chevys, and it doesn't seem like the problem. Unless I find out otherwise what is the way to go with redoing the cylinders. Throw down and do forged pistons and sleeves? Or can the frm cylinders be machined?
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Re: Source of oil consumption

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Most of it is used up in vtec. Unless you see the car smoking at idle and I mean black smoke only then I would think valve guide seals. Rings I doubt that also. I have 152K and still running good. Well if you suspect rings do some engine restore, or rebuild and bore.

If you smell oil burning badly in the inside of the car, take the car in and have then replace the o ring at the oil cooler. I would almost bet thats your problem if it started recently. Rick Woodson Honda did mine and did a filter and oil change for only $44.
bzzzzt, wrong.
Black smoke = running very rich
Blue smoke = Oil Conspumtion
White "sweet" smoke = Coolant consumption

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the oil cooler o-ring is $3 from honda, the socket i had to go buy from Sear's was $11. I've only used the socket once.

I get a burning oil smell coming from my car after its been on the highway for a lil while. I think its just from the oil seeping from my oil pan gasket.



Is your engine consuming oil...or leaking it out?
The rings are about &$

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Its definately consuming. I have a small leak that's so little it never even makes it to the ground and is only there after running really hard on a road trip. I've had issues with valve guides ib previous trucks, old chevys, and it doesn't seem like the problem. Unless I find out otherwise what is the way to go with redoing the cylinders. Throw down and do forged pistons and sleeves? Or can the frm cylinders be machined?
frm cannot be machined pretty much
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Re: Source of oil consumption

i'm having some oil consumption going on too, about 3 quarts every 3 weeks. ( i put anywhere between 350 - 400 miles per week). i hit V-tec alot... and by alot i mean almot every day all day. i drive my cars hard and i expect trouble by this point. anyway my last car (97SH) had a ring problem but it threw check engine light from misfires. this one has no CEL but is burning more oil. i notice that smell as well. infact if i rev my car when parked infront of a white wall you can see oil spray on the wall from my tail pipe. (maybe its unburned fuel i dunno the difference. my friend likes to say its fuel... but i don't think so. could be wrong though). anyway i just be sure to keep a very close eye on my oil levels and i have no problems in the last 20,000 miles. also i burn alot more when i run synthetic if that helps.
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