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Old 09-05-2015, 03:54 PM
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Cylinder wall glazing

Ok, please bear with me here..

So back last summer, I was losing a lot of coolant thanks to my head gasket, so all was replaced and that was that.

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I noticed that my cylinder walls were really smooth. I didnt think much of it until now but I honesty burn a lot of oil, and it's had me stumped.

engine only has 228xxx km on it.

Last compression check we did was in January, 160-160-155-160
Could it be leaking past my rings then? I haven't done a compression/leak down test since, and I know it's probably the best thing to do right now.

I do have a lot of blowby.

Honestly getting tired of the problems with this car, don't want to get rid of it but I'm a student and the cost is adding up for me. I'm just not working as much as I used to, and this car isn't as reliable as I thought it was going to be.
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Re: Cylinder wall glazing

155 compression seems kind of low, mine was at 200 across and my buddies was 240 across
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Re: Cylinder wall glazing

Get ya some Defy conventional oil and see if that helps any.

It has zinc like the oils did when the car was new (unlike todays cleaner oils) and conventional doesn't slip past tiny crevices like synthetic.

Hey, it's an inexpensive oil so even if it doesn't help, you won't be paying a lot per quart.
Also avoid vtec as often as you can. Many, many, many people say they use a lot of oil from using it a lot.

Your engine is tired. But far from dead.
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Re: Cylinder wall glazing

Get ya some Defy conventional oil and see if that helps any.

It has zinc like the oils did when the car was new (unlike todays cleaner oils) and conventional doesn't slip past tiny crevices like synthetic.

Hey, it's an inexpensive oil so even if it doesn't help, you won't be paying a lot per quart.
Also avoid vtec as often as you can. Many, many, many people say they use a lot of oil from using it a lot.

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Re: Cylinder wall glazing

Bugger, sorry to hear about your troubles.

You'd be the first person ever to buy a Prelude expecting it to be a cheap and reliable daily, they are not either after a couple of hundred thousand km.

Probably a bit out of your budget but a valve gap check could be worth a look. The springs wear over time and will not seat as well as they used to which can give you issues with blow-by. Has anybody done a leakdown compression test or a "wet" compression test? This would give a better indication of if it's the valves or the rings.

Also, the cylinder walls should be really nice and smooth. The FRM liners polish up like glass so it's a good sign if they aren't rough and don't have any scratches in them.
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Re: Cylinder wall glazing

put oil in your cylinders and if the compression goes up. the rings are bad.
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Re: Cylinder wall glazing

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155 compression seems kind of low, mine was at 200 across and my buddies was 240 across
You're definitely right, I know that they are low.

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Get ya some Defy conventional oil and see if that helps any.

It has zinc like the oils did when the car was new (unlike todays cleaner oils) and conventional doesn't slip past tiny crevices like synthetic.

Hey, it's an inexpensive oil so even if it doesn't help, you won't be paying a lot per quart.
Also avoid vtec as often as you can. Many, many, many people say they use a lot of oil from using it a lot.

Your engine is tired. But far from dead.
Thanks bykfixer, good idea. I remember when we first got the car, my dad thought it was a good idea to swap out the oil for some full synthetic. a couple of days later, the garage floor was covered with oil

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Bugger, sorry to hear about your troubles.

You'd be the first person ever to buy a Prelude expecting it to be a cheap and reliable daily, they are not either after a couple of hundred thousand km.

Probably a bit out of your budget but a valve gap check could be worth a look. The springs wear over time and will not seat as well as they used to which can give you issues with blow-by. Has anybody done a leakdown compression test or a "wet" compression test? This would give a better indication of if it's the valves or the rings.

Also, the cylinder walls should be really nice and smooth. The FRM liners polish up like glass so it's a good sign if they aren't rough and don't have any scratches in them.
To be honest, when we got the car it seemed solid. Everything looked alright until I started driving it everyday. Lol

Oh wow that's a relief then, I honestly thought I was screwed because of the walls.

We didn't do a leakdown test, so for sure that's what we will do next.

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put oil in your cylinders and if the compression goes up. the rings are bad.
Thanks for the tip!
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