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Old 05-18-2009, 10:14 AM
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Engine problems (oil burning) not good

Well I knew my Lude burned oil but I didn't know how much, so recently I measured how much she was burning and it came out to be about a qrt every 1300 miles

So I have an appointment today to get it checked out, I was talking to my dad about it and he said a couple of minor things it could be, but he also said if it was something like piston wall that was somehow warped and the oil was getting in there im pretty f**ked. If that is the case does anyone know if it's possible to maybe shave around the piston wall to make it all even again and I'll just need to buy a new (bigger/wider) piston to fit, basically boring the engine.

I apologize if I sound like an idiot but I'm not very intelligent with motors, I only know the basics but I just wanted to see what anyone's input on this would be, and I'll definitely post what my mechanic finds is the issue (I pray it's not bad)
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Re: Engine problems (oil burning) not good

thats really not that bad, especially if you keep it in VTEC alot. unfortunately you do not have a lot of piston options without resleeving the block because of the FRM. if you want you can buy the Type S .25mm OS pistons and get your block honed accordingly, mahle also sells a piston that will work in FRM although i have heard very mixed opinions about them. it may be difficult to find someone that can hone your block as you can not use the same honing tool that is used on blocks with factory iron sleeves.
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Re: Engine problems (oil burning) not good

So the Type-S pistons are bigger than the stock USDM H22 pistons? Do I also have to get new rods, or can I use the ones that are in the motor now? I figured this would be the worse case scenario, so hopefully this isn't the case. But I'm actually not in VTEC all that much and I'm burning that much oil. So with the H22 block sleeves being FRM what are the chances that is warn down and the oil is getting in there? Is it more likely the oil is getting in somewhere from the top?
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Re: Engine problems (oil burning) not good

chances are its your rings. there are standard size Type S that will just drop right in without a hone and there .25mm OS that will drop in with a correct fresh hone. im pretty sure you can use the factory rods or Eagle makes a nice Hbeam replacement that isnt super expensive. FRM is pretty hard stuff so i doubt that it is "warn down" due to wear and tear. if and when you do pull the head you can check the cylinder walls by going over them with your fingernail and if any catch than you need a hone if not you should be able to put new rings on your pistons and go. also if you didnt know the Type S pistons will raise your compression to 11:1.

this thread has some good info bout the Type S pistons. http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=16193
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Re: Engine problems (oil burning) not good

well that makes me feel better that you dont think it's the sleeves because FRM is rugged stuff. That makes sense that it could be the piston rings. About how long does it take to remove the head off the block?
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Re: Engine problems (oil burning) not good

it takes me a couple of hours to remove a head but for someone thats never done it before i would say give yourself at least 4 hours so you can make sure you are bagging and tagging everything. to replace the rings, you will also have to drop the oil pan. it might just be easier to pull the whole motor. then you could replace all your bearings as well.
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