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Old 01-03-2010, 04:49 PM
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Oil Consumption Help

So, I have a 5th gen with about 130k and it is using a moderate to slightly excessive amount of oil. (roughly quart/1k miles) I use Mobil 1 syn 5w-30 in the winter and 10w-30 in the summer due to Montana's extreme climate change. Now my question is, I'm about change my oil and in the near future take a roughly 1300mi road trip. Now my concern is at 70+ mi per hour on for 8 hours is if I continue to use the lighter weight oil with the amount of heat generated over that amount of time I will have a lot of consumed oil.

Would it be best for me to run 10w-30 and just plug in my block heater in even not so cold weather? Not really sure what to do here. I wanna be safe and take care of the car, especially since I don't know how it will react in such a trip. It's only seen about 160mi in one trip and it will see about 4-5 times that.

Would products such as engine restore help my situation? Ive heard that you should add additives to synthetic oil.

Thanks in advance for any insight you can give.
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Re: Oil Consumption Help

How cold are we talking about here, unless its like 15 or more below I think you are okay with 10W30, You oil consumption are you sure your buring it? Lots of places to leak, especially with such light weighted synthetic oil, has the car used synthetic oil all its life? I would check for leaks.

Or maybe your in and out of vtec too much so yeah I can see a quart every thousand miles. I'm at 155K miles on my 97 and I would drive it anywhere, I really upkeep this car rather well.
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Re: Oil Consumption Help

you should be fine..keep a couple quarts in the car just in case..
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Re: Oil Consumption Help

Its rare that we have REALLY cold weather (sub 0) but the other day when I started it is was a pretty dry start so it concerned me. I'm kinda paranoid when traveling. Its not that I don't trust my car because I do upkeep it pretty well, just wondering if I should take any precautions. Thanks for the considerations Rob. I tend to over think somethings when given either option the difference would be negligible.
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Try some Marvel Mystery Oil, heard it works wonders from many people, although I am a skeptic when it this comes to these sort of things. If it burns more than a quart per thousand miles, I say give it a shot.
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Re: Oil Consumption Help

i have 130k on my engine as well and it starts burnin oil, what i do to prevent it is, when you change your oil put RESTORE (silver can 4 cylender treatment) use some decent injecter cleaner (rxp is pretty good) and clean your butterfly valve and vacume ports for carbon....(a can of berryman 12, spray should do it) (make sure your car is cold before you do this) remove your intake and spray that inside the throttle butterfly (dont be shy use a decent amount to kill carbon!) then start her up, on start up she wont start with one key turn, hold her at full throttle till she starts then let her warm up and take her for a spin, she should be gooood (it is what i do, and it made me burn 1q/2k)

i go in and out of Vtec alot.....alot... so i burn a good amount
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Re: Oil Consumption Help

I drive an 01 prelude and i use 5w40 amsoil full synthetic. Some honda specialists that i go to with my car all the time says that going to the 5w40 weight will reduce my oil consumption. Preludes are known to burn oil. Now with my weight of oil i have put on just over 2000kms and i have yet to see my level drop. So it has worked for me so far. Plus amsoil makes a hell of a good oil. But go out there website amsoil.com and look it up for yourself and how they compare to the other oils on the charts
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Try some Marvel Mystery Oil, heard it works wonders from many people, although I am a skeptic when it this comes to these sort of things. If it burns more than a quart per thousand miles, I say give it a shot.
You are not suppose to drive with marvel mystery oil for a while. It thins the oil. You are suppose to use it like 1,000 miles Before an oil change. It really does work though!! But yea do keep some extra oil in the trunk and check your oil level every once and a while during the trip to make sure you aren't running low.
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You are not suppose to drive with marvel mystery oil for a while. It thins the oil. You are suppose to use it like 1,000 miles Before an oil change. It really does work though!! But yea do keep some extra oil in the trunk and check your oil level every once and a while during the trip to make sure you aren't running low.
I don't see where in the FAQ it says that:

"How much MMO do I add to the crankcase?
Marvel recommends replacing between 10 and 25 percent of your motor oil with MMO. For example, if the crankcase capacity is 5-quarts, add 4 quarts of your favorite motor oil and one quart of Marvel Mystery Oil. If you get your oil changed at a “quick-lube” facility, bring a quart of Marvel with you and ask them to add it to your engine in lieu of one quart of traditional motor oil."
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I drive an 01 prelude and i use 5w40 amsoil full synthetic. Some honda specialists that i go to with my car all the time says that going to the 5w40 weight will reduce my oil consumption. Preludes are known to burn oil. Now with my weight of oil i have put on just over 2000kms and i have yet to see my level drop. So it has worked for me so far. Plus amsoil makes a hell of a good oil. But go out there website amsoil.com and look it up for yourself and how they compare to the other oils on the charts
I too have heard good things first hand about amsoil products. Im kinda strapped right now with my wife not having a job at the time and that's a lot to choke down on an oil change. Contemplating it this spring though. Im gonna just load 'er up with 10w30 right now. Still gotta change the fuel filter and get the vlaves adjusted. Ive wanted to do all this stuff for a month or so now, now I just have a better excuse.
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I don't see where in the FAQ it says that:

"How much MMO do I add to the crankcase?
Marvel recommends replacing between 10 and 25 percent of your motor oil with MMO. For example, if the crankcase capacity is 5-quarts, add 4 quarts of your favorite motor oil and one quart of Marvel Mystery Oil. If you get your oil changed at a “quick-lube” facility, bring a quart of Marvel with you and ask them to add it to your engine in lieu of one quart of traditional motor oil."
It wouldn't say that. A couple people that I know that use it told me that. I personally have used it right at an oil change once. It does not need to be used at every oil change. And as I have read, no additives need to be added to any motor oil.
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It wouldn't say that. A couple people that I know that use it told me that. I personally have used it right at an oil change once. It does not need to be used at every oil change. And as I have read, no additives need to be added to any motor oil.
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