i HAVE A 91 TEG WITH 88k ON IT. i CHANGE THE OIL EVERY 2K MILES ON THE DIME.HOWEVER, I MANAGE TO USE ABOUT 1 QUART BETWEEN THE CHANGES. IS THIS NORMAL OR EXCESSIVE??? THE ENGINE DOES NOT BURN OIL OUT OF THE EXHAUST PIPE.WHAT COULD IT BE???
Check your PCV valve. To see whether or not the problem is there, diconnect the hose from your PCV to your intake manifold (intake manifold side) and route that hose into a catch can of some sort…plastic watter bottle, whatever you can think of. Have it ventilated also. If you got stuff being puked into your bottle, that will be your problem.
What the PCV vavle does is takes blow by gases from the engine and routes them back into your intake manifold. When it screws up, sometimes it will take oil along with it.
every 2k! damn. In all honesty changing your oil that often is pretty much just wasting your money. Even conventional oil will easily protect a good deal past 3000 miles.
I have the same exact situation. it seems like im losing oil but ive checked all major possibilities. i do an oil change every 2-3000 and i have to keep a quart or two in the car at all times. i put a quart in before all long drives. it doesnt seem right.
hmm… too early for piston rings to go bad… even 88K is early for gaskets to be bad, but you might wanna check just in case… What about the cam seal? And check to be sure oil’s not leaking from the drain bolt… Someone I knew had a bolt that was slightly stripped, and his car showed no puddles on the driveway, but it was enough to let out a quart of oil every 1K or 2K miles…
I know Honda engines are notorious for using alot of oil. Alot of times there isn’t anything wrong, it isn’t burning it or leaking it, the engine just uses oil. It wouldn’t hurt to check most of the things that people have mentioned there, but if you don’t find anything wrong, I wouldn’t worry that much. Just make sure you keep an eye on it.
My 150k teg does the same thing… I figured it was the rings… ?/?? … I probably don’t notice the smoke because it’s only when I’m tacking it out =)
fyi, when i replaced my pcv, it was very oily inside. when i swapped heads and broke the lower portion of hte pcv valve hose (under the intake manifold) i noticed it was very oily as well. i wonder if it caused the hard plastic to become brittle and crack so easily. or just that it was 12 years old i dunno