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Old 27 Jun 2004, 09:17 pm
Dale & Ruth Hinshaw
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Default 1995 Civic-Started using oil

My 1995 Civic has 168,000 miles, no oil usage until last 6,000 miles,now
uses a quart avery 1500 miles. Is this normal wear and tear or any other
suggestions why oil usage just started? ( I change oil every 3,000)


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Old 27 Jun 2004, 09:46 pm
Jonathan Upright
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Default Re: 1995 Civic-Started using oil

May need new valve guides (seals). Have a mechanic inspect your car. Have
you changed oil weights or brands? The important thing with oil is to stay
consistent with both brand and weight. Yours should take 5w30. I recommend
either Havoline or Exxon (Superflo). Those are the two I've used in my 1990
Civic and they have worked well for me. (I used Havoline the most)

Jonathan

"Dale & Ruth Hinshaw" <drh@powwwer.net> wrote in message
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> My 1995 Civic has 168,000 miles, no oil usage until last 6,000 miles,now
> uses a quart avery 1500 miles. Is this normal wear and tear or any other
> suggestions why oil usage just started? ( I change oil every 3,000)
>
>



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Old 27 Jun 2004, 10:19 pm
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Default Re: 1995 Civic-Started using oil

A few easy possibilities:

1. Is the exterior of the engine covered with oil? If so, your valve cover
gasket or grommets may simply need replacement.

2. When's the last time you replaced the PCV valve? If it's clogged, it will
tend to overpressurize the crankcase, likewise overpressuring various engine
seals like the oil pan gasket, and causing oil to leak out. Replace the PCV
valve. Clean off engine. Monitor for "blown seals" due to previous
overpressurization.

If you see no evidence of mere leakage (like on the engine or on the floor
beneath the car where it's parked), start investigating the condition of the
pistons, etc. for excessive oil burning, as others no doubt will be suggesting
here.

"Dale & Ruth Hinshaw" <drh@powwwer.net> wrote
> My 1995 Civic has 168,000 miles, no oil usage until last 6,000 miles,now
> uses a quart avery 1500 miles. Is this normal wear and tear or any other
> suggestions why oil usage just started? ( I change oil every 3,000)




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Old 28 Jun 2004, 12:07 am
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Default Re: 1995 Civic-Started using oil

Dale & Ruth Hinshaw wrote:
> My 1995 Civic has 168,000 miles, no oil usage until last 6,000 miles,now
> uses a quart avery 1500 miles. Is this normal wear and tear or any other
> suggestions why oil usage just started? ( I change oil every 3,000)
>


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A sudden onset of oil consumption usually follows running the engine out
of oil, or the PCV is stuck OPEN, sucking the oil vapour out of the
crankcase. It's an inexpensive part, and easy to replace yourself, on
the '95.

'curly'

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Old 28 Jun 2004, 06:48 pm
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"Dale & Ruth Hinshaw" <drh@powwwer.net> wrote in message
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> My 1995 Civic has 168,000 miles, no oil usage until last 6,000 miles,now
> uses a quart avery 1500 miles. Is this normal wear and tear or any other
> suggestions why oil usage just started? ( I change oil every 3,000)
>
>


Are you blowin' smoke?

Peter H


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