2000 HONDA PRELUDE CAR IS LOSING OIL/SMOKING

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  • twothousandprelude
  • 2000 Honda Prelude

Engine Performance problem
2000 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 73000 miles

I have a 2000 prelude with 73000 miles, 5speed. I noticed my cars exhaust tips started turning black. My friend was driving behind me and noticed when I stop and take off my car blows black smoke. I check my oil level frequently and always end up having to add more oil to get to the full mark. I've checked the engine bay for leaks, and the driveway and have not seen any oil leaks/spills. I have added a fuel injector cleaner but am pretty sure that did not resolve the problem. The only thing I can think about changing is the pvc vavle. Please Help. Thx.

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 10:47 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi twothousandprelude,

Exhaust having black smoke is not due to oil consumption.

It is the engine running rich.

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Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 7:32 AM
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Thanx for the reply KHLow2008. Any suggestions on what I should do to correct the way my engine is running?

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 2:39 PM
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I would suggest the following.

Get the spark plugs and related component checked.
Check the air filter.
Check the fuel pressure.
Get a tuneup done.

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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 10:23 AM

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