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Old 02 Nov 2014, 12:54 pm
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Default 2001 Honda Accord Recent Excessive Oil Consumption

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.


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Old 02 Nov 2014, 02:52 pm
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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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Old 07 Nov 2014, 11:39 am
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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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Old 08 Nov 2014, 11:32 am
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Default Re: 2001 Honda Accord Recent Excessive Oil Consumption

On Fri, 7 Nov 2014 09:39:35 -0800, "ballstoyourpartner"
<balls69bc@yahoo.ca> wrote:

>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?


I dunno, need one of the more informed posters here. Do we even still
have PCVs? Of course getting that code read would be a start.

J.



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>"JRStern" <JRStern@foobar.invalid> wrote in message
>news:f86d5atq94buaeigjlg4ls3q14qm6ugms9@4ax.com.. .
>> 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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