1996 Honda Civic Using Oil

Tiny
1996HONDACIVIC
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  • 1996 HONDA CIVIC
My 1996 Honda Civic LX with 117000 is using oil. I am now using 20W50 and it has slowed down to about 1 quart every 500 miles. What do you think the problem is? The car is not leaking any fluids. If I use lower weight oil the car sometimes smokes black when I first turn it on. Otherwise the car runs great, no loss of power or anything.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 6:36 PM

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Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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I would seriously check for leaks. What year and engine. I have had the same thing on a 95 civic D15B. I would check out a couple of things. First, you could check the compression of the cylinders, but I would pull a plug from each cylinder and see what they look like. If they are black and oily, your oil rings are wearing out. I rebuilt the engine to overcome that problem. It fixed it.
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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 9:37 PM

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