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Old 02 Nov 2014, 03:52 pm
JRStern
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Default Re: 2001 Honda Accord Recent Excessive Oil Consumption

On Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:54:18 -0800, "ballstoyourpartner"
<balls69bc@yahoo.ca> wrote:

>2001 Honda Accord sedan, 4 cyl, 5-spd, 257,000 km (162,000 mi.)
>
>Used to consume about .5 l (.5 qt) between oil changes. About 7 months ago,
>this consumption increased signficantly so that I am now adding a litre (1
>qt) every 800 km (500 mi) or so (the level on the dipstick drops to about
>1/8" below the bottom mark and then seems to stop there). There has never
>been any sign of oil leakage under the vehicle and there is no visible sign
>of 'smoke' out of the tailpipe. Any idea what might be causing this
>accelerated consumption of engine oil?
>
>I have also recently had to replace my catalytic converter (media broke down
>inside the 'can' and started to rattle around ('check engine' light now on
>about 80% of the time).
>
>Thanks for any help/suggestions.


Cat might have gone just on age, but if you're burning oil that
doesn't help either. How's your gas mileage, acceleration? No extra
noise from the engine?

J.

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