Engine Performance problem
2002 Honda CRV 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
I have a Honda CRV 2002. A few weeks ago I found check engine light on. I cleaned gas cover and the sign went away. Then, 4 days ago, while I was driving at a speed about 40 mph, the car started to choke (appeared as fuel line was cut several times within several seconds) and the check engine light came back on again. Today, I went to an auto mechanic shop and I was told that the engine oil was completely gone. I towed the vehicle to my regular service provider and I was told that the variable timing electric control valve failed then the engine oil leaked out and burned. The logic was that because my car is 180 miles overdue for next service therefore, the variable timing electric control valve was damaged, and then, the damaged value caused oil leak and burn. However, the car ran very well and I never smelled anything. I was not convinced by the provider (180 overdue for oil service damaged the valve). Can you tell me if the valve can cause the oil leak and burned outï¼?
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 7:52 PM