1992 Honda Del Sol oil decreasing

Tiny
NATHAN300
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  • 1992 HONDA DEL SOL
  • V8
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 107,000 MILES
Hi there,
I had a service for my honda delsol about 3 months ago. Last week I checked the oil, and surprisingly it was very low. The exaust seemed normal. No smoke coming out and this week I didnt notice any oil dripping.

is there any way I can figure out why I am losing oil?
today I had to refill the oil tank to the normal marking of the dipstick.

thanks in advance!
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 12:36 PM

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Tiny
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Hi nathan300,

For an engine of this age, there should be some oil consumption via the vlave seals. When this happens, there would be minimal smoke as the catalytic converter would clear out most of it. The only time you would notice smoke would be early morning starting and only for a short while.

During thise 3 months, what was the milreage travelled?
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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I dont know the exact milage, but I often use it espesially in weekends. How much does it cost me to repair?

Thanks again
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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The job for valve seal replacement is listed at nearly 8 hours which requires removal of cylinder head. I do not have the price listing for the valve grind kit.

Above job is from factory manual but check around and there might be someone who can do the job without removing the cylinder head. You would only need to replace the valve seals and valve cover gaskets. Job can be accomplished in a shorter time with much less expenditure.
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 11:59 AM
Tiny
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Thanks 4 your speedy reply !
Ill be sending you after I go to my mechanich and tell you how it went.

Thanks again mate !
Good day !
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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You are welcomed and have a nice day.
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 12:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi there, lately I questioned you about an oil decresing problem in my honda delsol.

Today I started the car after 2 days not using it , and I noticed that when I started the car, oil splashed out from the exaust, and small amount of white smoke came out when I pressed the gas.

I hope this is not a big problem to repair. Any advice?

Thanks and take care
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 10:35 AM
Tiny
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If you are not having any performance, idling, overheating and coolant losses issues, then the problem should be as I suspected.

Valve stem seals worn and requires replacement.
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your advice.

Take care.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 6:40 AM
Tiny
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Hi again
i have a problem with a new vehicle :)

my 2003 vitz had poor ezelaration problems and poor performance while driving. The check engine indicator began to light on my dash board and I deceided to install a new air flow sensor. When I installed it the engine had good performance and ezelaration but it began stalling, esspecially when the engine was cold. With the old sensor it didnt stall once.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance
nathan
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 5:33 AM
Tiny
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Did you retrieve the trouble code for the CEL showing?

What is the engine and transmission type of your vehicle?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 6:29 AM
Tiny
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The engine is automatic.
I didn't do anything else. I just removed the old air flow sensor and installed a new one. Now it is beginning to stall when the car is stopped, but the performance and acceleration improved when driving.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 6:59 AM
Tiny
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If the Check Engine Light is showing, get a scan done to retrieve the trouble code so we can understand the peoblem better.

Another thing to do is to clean the throttle body ans IAC with carb cleaner and check if the idling speed improves.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Hi mate,

i did just that !I removed the air flow sensor,
cleaned the throttle body and the problem is solved. No more stalling !

You guys are great !

Thanks again and again !
Nathan
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 10:20 AM

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