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Old 18 Sep 2003, 07:19 am
Jafir Elkurd
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Default Re: 91 Integra - How much oil burning is OK?

I'd check your PCV valve.

"Curly" <XeveryidiwantiskenX@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> My 91 Integra LS with only 81K miles on it burns about 1 qt of oil every
> 1,500 - 2,000 miles. I say "burns" because neither my mechanic nor I can
> find any leaks. Originally I thought the oil loss was due to a bad valve
> cover gasket, but the problem has persisted for several months after
> replacing it.
>
> So is it normal to burn this much oil or should I be worried about it?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>



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Old 18 Sep 2003, 06:45 pm
Chris M.
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Default Re: 91 Integra - How much oil burning is OK?

With a car that old, I'm wondering if you've changed from dino oil to
synthetic in the past year or so. Cars produced prior to '95 and still
on the road that have been using dino oil for some time will build
"deposit homes" in the cylinder wall scratches and seals in order to
protect your engine. Synthetic oils that are introduced into a vehicle
that has been running on dino oil will seek out the older oil
"leftovers" and remove them from your seals, cylinder walls and
gaskets.

My guess if you are still on dino oil you need to through in Restore
or some other engine sealant/flusher...
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