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Please help with burning oil :(

ive searched the site a few times but im still burning anywhere from 3-4 quarts in between oil changes, use gtx high mileage 10-30. no codes except o2 sensor (bank 1 sensor 2) ive read about cleaning the egr valve and tried it but so far no success..... any info would help
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

How many miles you got? Keep in mind we do have Honda's which are crack heads for oil...
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

could be your valves or rings
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

Does it smoke at idle? or mainly when your under acceleration?
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

It's probably your piston rings if it burns oil while under heavy acceleration. If it burns oil just in the morning when you fire up, possibly the four valve cover seals around the spark plug wires.

If it's the seals around the valve cover, I'd say it's worth fixing. If it's the piston rings, I'd say put some 20/50 in that bitch with some lucas oil and it will definitely slow down the burning if you drive it like a grandma for a while and give the lucas oil time to seal them up a little bit.

Otherwise you should probably just drop a JDM motor in it. --- You can get the piston rings replaced, but it'll be a minimum of $600 anyway and there's no guarantee that the piston rings alone will fix the problem.

If it's piston rings, there's a high likelihood of the pistons scoring the sidewalls of the piston chambers and the rings alone won't fix that. You'd have to bore them out and get into all kinds of crazy mods to fix it with bigger pistons and compression ratios.... blah blah blah
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

that cat is prob clogged to ****, get a test pipe with a defouler or a highflow cat, and its prob your piston rings are shot. I would leave a big piece of cardboard under the car to check for any leaks at all.
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

No oil leaks what so over, vtec is the only time I see smoke, car smells funny at idle, And I got roughly 99k. For mileage
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

the funny smell is your cat. u have clogged thats why ur cel for ur o2 sensor is on. what motor? h22? if thats what u have they are notorious for burning oil. when i engage vtec i see smoke and also notice a quart or 2 has vanished when i regularly check my oil. a couple luders on here have told me thats normal and that it happens to them also.
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

:( that's crazy ........ do the jdm h22a motors burn oil to? I'm going to be in Korea for the next two years so I'm going to find some jdm parts and hopefully get the h22a with the LSD tranny
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

Burning oil is never "normal", lol. You burn oil because you hit vtec more often than maybe you should. Heavy foot = more engine wear = burning oil. That's pretty sad that anyone would consider that normal.

The point being, we don't drive race cars. If you want to drive it like a race car, then you should be prepared to break it down and rebuild it EVERY SINGLE RACE, as a race team would.

I have a 92 prelude with 210k miles on it and it doesn't burn a lick of oil. It leaks, but doesn't burn.
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It's probably your piston rings if it burns oil while under heavy acceleration. If it burns oil just in the morning when you fire up, possibly the four valve cover seals around the spark plug wires.

If it's the seals around the valve cover, I'd say it's worth fixing. If it's the piston rings, I'd say put some 20/50 in that bitch with some lucas oil and it will definitely slow down the burning if you drive it like a grandma for a while and give the lucas oil time to seal them up a little bit.

Otherwise you should probably just drop a JDM motor in it. --- You can get the piston rings replaced, but it'll be a minimum of $600 anyway and there's no guarantee that the piston rings alone will fix the problem.

If it's piston rings, there's a high likelihood of the pistons scoring the sidewalls of the piston chambers and the rings alone won't fix that. You'd have to bore them out and get into all kinds of crazy mods to fix it with bigger pistons and compression ratios.... blah blah blah

Na I think Honda has oversized rings for a bore and honing. May not even have to to get it bored just a hone. If you know how to pull the head without damaging it, then pretty much take the short block into a machine shop you know and trust I'd say if you have the parts it wouldn't be much more than $200. As long as everything else (rods, pistons, bearings, etc.) are in good shape.
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

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Burning oil is never "normal", lol. You burn oil because you hit vtec more often than maybe you should. Heavy foot = more engine wear = burning oil. That's pretty sad that anyone would consider that normal.

The point being, we don't drive race cars. If you want to drive it like a race car, then you should be prepared to break it down and rebuild it EVERY SINGLE RACE, as a race team would.

I have a 92 prelude with 210k miles on it and it doesn't burn a lick of oil. It leaks, but doesn't burn.
It burns no oil at all? I find that hard to believe. Your car must be brand new with 210k miles and you drive the speed of a turtle...
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that cat is prob clogged to ****, get a test pipe with a defouler or a highflow cat, and its prob your piston rings are shot. I would leave a big piece of cardboard under the car to check for any leaks at all.
um I just put a highflo on mine and replaced both O2 sensors and mine still smokes a little when I hit vtec.

I may be wrong in my thinking but I think you will smoke at idle if its your rings, if your smoking at higher rpms I've heard its valve guide seals.

Sometimes you will smoke and will smell heavy buring oil, this is most likely your oil cooler o ring. Get that checked ASAP if you haven't already thrust me that crank case gets very very low on oil before the light comes on and by then it might be too late.
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Re: Please help with burning oil :(

wait..... preludes arent race cars???? haha and i also find it hard to believe that you dont burn any oil, i was talking to a friend of mine who owns a 00 sh and hes also burning oil, i changed my oil and stayed out of vtec and im still burning oil just not as much, but im somewhat fine with that, i <3 Vtec so im not going to stress it, bonus in 3 months so its a new motor and tranny and possible boost setup... all vehicles have some down fall ours just seems to be oil lol
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