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Old 10-21-2011, 04:27 PM
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I have a Sh 2001 with 90k miles on it (original) and when I'm in vtec I smell burning oil, when I check the dipstick after 800 - 1000 miles I'm about 1 qt down and the rear bumper shows signs of black burning oil. Is that pretty normal? Is there a way to fix this?
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Welcome to the world of owning a prelude sir ^^
Honda vtec engines burn oil from the factory. lol
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:14 PM
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Re: Burning Oil

Burning oil is VERY normal for a H22A JDM (japanese swap) or H22A4 USDM ( means america). Mine burns 1 quarter per 1600miles (with 1 spot leaking "oil pan gasket", , with rare VTEC engagement.Im at 132k btw When i decide to tear up the streets with vtec you can assume you better check oil on next fillup might be a little low. But even with the current consumption it means, my engine seems to be very healthy still, even with leak! (Compression and leak down tests all in spec ^^)

Most of the time, which are leaking for the preludes, are the oil pressure switch, oil pan and oil pan gasket. Since yours is still not that old, it should be the oil pressure witch and oil pan gasket. Another place to look at is beside the timing belt, i forgot the name of that part but there's a known issues for h22a to leak at that place. To repair it, you'll need a timing belt job at same time "since your at 90k im assuming you havnt done the timing belt, should do it soon, And look into manual tensioner swap while your in there", Also the vtec solenoid gasket can leak, VC gasket, Even after all those are replaced, expect to burn some oil from vtec.

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Re: Burning Oil

I had the same problem, I just changed the sparks and plugs, changed the gasket in the crank shaft! Seems to be fine now
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Re: Burning Oil

Black stuff all over the rear bumper. Exact same problem with mine. Everyone gave me a hard time when I tried explaining it and asking for a way to fix it. Only way to fix it... replace engine/rebuild engine.
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