Engine & Gearbox Does your Accord use oil or coolant?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by hondream, Wednesday 28th May, 2014.

  1. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi
    Just an unscientific survey.

    Does you Accord use any engine oil or coolant?
    And if it does, how much and over what time/mileage

    Please also state year off car, mileage, service history, oil grade,....

    Thanks
     
  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    2004, 7th Generation Accord I-CTDI Ex.
    77-78,000.
    Never had to top up either, ever.
    Oil level always around mid-point of dip stick. :Tea:
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    None of my 7 Hondas (Hondas ranging from an '84 Civic all they way to '04 Accord) ever used a drop of oil or water.
    That list includes an '87 Accord which had 215,000 on it when I sold it.
     
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  4. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Never needed to top up either except oil last year once about 100 MIL or so.
    That was after 24 hours non stop driving at high ish speeds.Not sure if that had something to do with it or coincidence.
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Never seen a drop of oil used in either of my Accords (even now running 0w-20), as for coolant, I honestly haven't monitored it that closely.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Same here and I cane my cars to high water ! However the 1977 Accord does consume 50 ml of oil every 1000 miles aging seals which are sweating. All petrol cars no oil burners in this Honda home.
     
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  7. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Simon Walsall
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    Thanks for the replies.

    My Jap car (not Honda) does use oil, about 1/5 of a litre every month.
    It has always done it. But I DON'T see it as a bad thing, because it means it is effectively getting a partial oil change before the 12 month oil and filter change.......:Smile:
     
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  8. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I know I've got a 6th Generation but I'm going through 200ml every 1000miles - been like that for nearly 5 yrs according to my dad.
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Neither of my previous petrol Accords ever needed oil or coolant top ups.
    They were both about 9 years old when I P/X'd them.
     
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  10. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Simon Walsall
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    I shouldn't worry about that level of oil use.
    As long as there is no blue smoke coming out of the exhaust (and i suspect there isn't any), it'll be fine..........:Smile:
     
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