Mechanics

BURNING OIL

2000 Acura EL

Engine Performance problem
2000 Acura EL 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 159.00 miles

HI,

i have a 2000 ACURA EL with 159.000km, this thing burns at least 2 liters of oil every 2 weeks.

can you guys tell me what is going on?
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Lipe
February 2, 2010.



Hi there,

Can you tell me what grade of oil is being used and if it is synty or mineral oil? Also have you pulled the plugs and checked for deposits on the ends of the plugs, I am looking for a crusty white / Grey deposit, can you check this out?

Mark

Mhpautos
Feb 2, 2010.
I use mineral 5w30, the plugs looked ok, there was a little bit of white stuff on them.

Tiny
Lipe
Feb 3, 2010.
Hi there,

You may need to move up to a 10 or 15W oil, I would also get a comp test done to check the ring s as you may have a problem there.

Mark

Mhpautos
Feb 3, 2010.
THANKS, will do.

Tiny
Lipe
Feb 3, 2010.