First, Im not a mechanic, but speaking purely from experience with 2 hondas (2001 civic) and 1999 accord) that has a similar problem. Ok, my mechanic suggested its the valve seals, they are worn out. Find out how much it will cost you to have this done. If you go to a dealership, you know how expensive it gets. Get referrals from friends for good friendly mechanics, who knows what they are doing! To replace the engine, it will cost you approx $400 plus the cost to have it installed. I believe all in, its about $1000--safe estimate. ( A Vtec engine would cost more)
If you don't want to spend now, ask your mechanic about putting in Synthetic oil, a thicker grade than your regular engine oil. He would know what I'm talking about, or you can read in google if this is the cheapest way to go. The idea is because its pure fossil oil, theres no additives that will burn easily. (Unlike is regular engine oil, with lots of additives) Some of it will still burn, but not much. The best one to use is Mobil 1 Synthetic oil, but you must know which to use (i.E, 10W 30 or 5W30?). Talk to your mechanic, or a second opinion from another.
Again, I'm no mechanic but just hoping I can help.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008 AT 10:25 AM