2006 Acura RL

  • 2006 ACURA RL
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • 49,000 MILES
Have an oil consuption issue. Car is smoking in the morning and while driving, one spark plug is fouled. Never overheated. Used sythetic oil. Doesn't seem to smoke while driving when at the low mark on the dipstick. Is this a valve seal job, can it be done with only valve cover being off on this car? Compression test done, only dry and all numbers were around 160, equal (manuf recom 138-200 psi). There also seems to be some loss of antifreeze, not sure where its going, no signs of milky oil on the dipstick or around cap, no sweet smell to the exhaust smoke, or burt smell from the radiator. PVC valve was clean, tube has suction. What is this, cannot be the rings, and if it is, is it possible that its seized and can be fixed by a non conventional method, cheap fix with Miracle oil into the spark plug. Please help.
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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 8:22 AM

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Hi MR.K,

Thank you for the donation.

The smoke emission under the conditions described should be due to the valve seals and replacement can be done without remove the head but the cam carriers have to be removed and for the rear bank, it is not going to be easy.

You would need special tools and regulated compress air and a mechani with patience to perform the job.

For oil to get to the plug seals, the most common cause would be bad plug seals under the valve cover. Replacing them should solve the problem.

Sea foam might help reduce the oil consumption and you can give it a try.

Loss of antifreeze indicates a leakage somewhere. If it is not noticeable, a pressure and leak down test should be able to locate the source. Most common areas would be hose joints.
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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 9:52 AM

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