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Old 07 Nov 2014, 11:39 am
ballstoyourpartner
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Default Re: 2001 Honda Accord Recent Excessive Oil Consumption

Gas mileage may have slipped just a bit but that could just be because of
the 'check engine' code due to the failed catalytic converter (been trying
to replace it but those old nuts are a b_tch to get off). No noticeable
change in acceleration/performance and no new/unusual noise from the engine.
"Its a mystery". What are the chances it could be due to a wonky PCV?

"JRStern" <JRStern@foobar.invalid> wrote in message
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> 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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