OIL CONSUMPTION

1997 Honda Prelude

Tiny

artdlg69

March, 10, 2008 AT 1:12 PM

Engine Performance problem
1997 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 96500 miles

I used a synethic blend for my car. I recently did an oil change and after a 1000 miles I had to add oil, a quart and a half. I see no oil spots in the driveway. I see no leakage around the oil filter. I notice some on the engine block but not a substantial amount to indicate the amout missing. Help?

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Tiny

merlin2021

March, 10, 2008 AT 1:26 PM

It may not have been filled completely at the last oil change, or it's burning it in the combustion chamber. Notice any smoke?

Tiny

artdlg69

March, 10, 2008 AT 10:18 PM

I checked it after I did the oil change and it was at the proper fill line on the dipstick. And no I haven't noiticed any smoke at all of any color. This engine purrs, so I don't understand what's going on.

Tiny

Jack42

March, 11, 2008 AT 11:57 AM

Never used oil before? Try going back to non-synthetic oil and see what happens

Tiny

artdlg69

March, 11, 2008 AT 8:40 PM

Can you go from synthetic back to regular oil? I thought regular oil breaks down faster than sythetic?

Tiny

Jack42

March, 12, 2008 AT 7:45 AM

How long has it been on synthetic? Did it use oil before?

Tiny

artdlg69

March, 12, 2008 AT 7:30 PM

Its been about 3 oil changes and I was told when I purchased the sythetic oil, I couldn't go back to regular oil once you started using sythetic. Maybe I shouldn't have listened?

Tiny

Jack42

March, 13, 2008 AT 7:33 AM

I dont see why you couldnt go back to regular oil. If it didnt burn oil before, I would go back for sure. I have seen engines leak on synthetic, but not on regular oil

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