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08 Honda Accord using oil . went from regular oil to synthietic


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valleybusman
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Jul 5, 2017, 6:18 PM

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 I have an 08 Honda Acoord with the 4 cyl. engine Automatic tranny . Has 104 thousand miles . The last few oil changes when the shop checks where the oil level is it's not showing on the stick . Well I asked about leakage they didn't see any . This is at Jiffy lube . This last time I checked the level 5 days later . Right at full went a few weeks and about 500 miles and was 3 qts low . Still no leakage . I am wondering if using synthetic was not a good thing ? The car is used everyday . There has been no smoke out the exhaust but the tailpipe is black on the inside . I am at a loss where it is going ? I have been reading Honda has had issue with oil rings not controling the oil issue . What should I do ? Thanks


Hammer Time
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Jul 5, 2017, 6:29 PM

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Re: 08 Honda Accord using oil . went from regular oil to synthietic Sign In

Switching to synthetic does cause issues like that occasionally. I would switch back to regular to see how it does with that.

You also need to be more diligent in checking the oil. You can NEVER let it get 3 quarts low. It only holds 3 1/2. You will do permanent damage to the engine doing that.



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Sidom
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Jul 5, 2017, 7:13 PM

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Re: 08 Honda Accord using oil . went from regular oil to synthietic Sign In

Burning or leaking.....either way you need to get a handle on it quick......3 qts in 500 miles????? If it's burning it, you are also gonna take out your cat in the process.....

You need to get it in the air and have a trained eye look at it.....

Double check your PCV valve but I dunno....3qt in 500 miles....maybe I guess






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