Consuming oil

Tiny
SADDAMRANA
  • 2008 HONDA CITY
  • 107,000 MILES

Hi. My Honda City 2008 started consuming oil few months back. As per Honda Owner's manual, the engine oil can be consumed during normal operation. But I was worried so I kept having different opinions/suggestions. Now few days back one technician at Authorized Honda outlet has told me that one of the piston ring is a bit weak. He pulled out all 4 spark plugs and 3 of those were in perfect condition while one had some carbon contents with a bit of oil. He said piston ring at cylinder 2 is a bit weak. Please tell me what to do?

1)Should I go for ring replacement?
2) Should I go for a complete overhauling?
3) Should I go for change of engine (assembly)?

Option 2 and 3 doesnt click to me as car is having no problem what so ever. Fuel Consumption is exceptional. Engine power doesnt appear to have droped. Engine sound is very much satisfactory, rather soundless engine.

Few details I would like to add here
The car has never been run on CNG only on Petrol
There is no smoke from Exhaust pipe
There isnt any trace of Oil contents in exhaust pipe or Air Filter passage

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 7:46 AM

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Tiny
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How much oil do you use?

Roy

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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I use Honda Genuine Oil.10W30. It comes in a packing of 3.7 litres. The car is consuming 1litre approximately every 1000kms. Its normal as per my Owner's manual. But oil on tip of spark plug isnt. Right?

Its an L Series Honda Engine.L12A to be precise. Can it have only ring replacement?

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
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I am also facing same problem. My honda city 2004 model petrol is also consuming engine oil upto 500 ml per 3000 km. What to do

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

The oil must be leaking or burning. Look for leak under the cat here is a guide to help you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-is-leaking-oil

If no oil is leaking check the tail pipe to see if there is any oil present. If so this is telling you that the engine piston rings need to be replaced or the valve stem seals.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-engine-piston-rings

Please let us know what you find ;)

Cheers, Ken

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 11:09 AM

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