2000 ACURA EL BURNING OIL

  • Tiny
  • lipe
  • 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?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 3:29 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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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

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 4:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • lipe
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I use mineral 5w30, the plugs looked ok, there was a little bit of white stuff on them.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 7:10 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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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

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 3:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • lipe
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THANKS, will do.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 9:01 PM

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