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Old 06-07-2012, 03:48 PM
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Oil burning, when is it too much?

I have a 5th gen, 168k miles, using 10W synthetic. I DD it, and in the last 1000 miles i used 2 quarts. I did have a few spirited sessions.
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

The more you engage Vtec, the faster you will burn oil.

1qt every 3,000 miles is average.


Using synthetic will more than likely burn quicker as well.... I just use high mileage, which is only partial synthetic.
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

ya thats alot, i was leaking from my oil pan and was only leaking about half a quart every 1000 miles and thats with using vtec a few times a day
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

My H22A was using a lot of oil when it was leaking from the cam end cap and vtec solenoid, yet only left the odd drop on the garage floor.

Fixed them and oil use was very minimal afterwards. Recommend you look there if you havent already (they both basically cover the top of the trans and side of block under dizzy in oil).
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

^^ what he said.

if you can't find a leak anywhere, replace your pcv valve. that was what solved MY oil mystery. and get one from honda, not autozone.
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

I only have 73k miles and burn a **** load of oil when I hit VTEC... I see no leaks.. don't know what it could be :|
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

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The more you engage Vtec, the faster you will burn oil.

1qt every 3,000 miles is average.


Using synthetic will more than likely burn quicker as well.... I just use high mileage, which is only partial synthetic.
So using full synthetic will burn faster than regular?
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

yes it will
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

It's been covered: 5w-40 dino or blended for vtec engines. Check for cam seal leaks and pcv, solenoid and the drain bolt nut, the nylon washer gives after a while. If you're parts are greasy already, used engine degreaser (on a rag) and wipe oily parts clean. Wait for the oil to come back and fix seal.
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

I used to use Castrol GTX 5W30 High Mileage in my 178K 99, Then I switched it over to Amsoil 10W30 full synthetic. I can do several Highway VTEC pulls a day and only burn about a quart every 900-1000 Miles. Mine doesn't leak a drop on the ground either.
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

I burn a quart every 500 miles.

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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

I'm in VTEC at least 5-10 times a day and every morning I check the oil I have to top it up a bit--I go through a 1L bottle of 10w30 synthetic every 5 days. Next oil change is regular/mixed oil for sure.

Also when I hit VTEC, its like a puff of air mixed with burnt oil comes from the vent in to the cabin and its very stinky...does this almost every time. anyone else get this?
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Also when I hit VTEC, its like a puff of air mixed with burnt oil comes from the vent in to the cabin and its very stinky...does this almost every time. anyone else get this?
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Re: Oil burning, when is it too much?

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Also when I hit VTEC, its like a puff of air mixed with burnt oil comes from the vent in to the cabin and its very stinky...does this almost every time. anyone else get this?
If I run my car hard, I can smell the burning oil inside... but I don't get a puff of air haha.
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If I run my car hard, I can smell the burning oil inside... but I don't get a puff of air haha.
worded it wrong, I meant the smell comes inside like its a puff of air.
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