Engine & Gearbox Oil consumption

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by matt park, Monday 5th Oct, 2015.

  1. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    How much oil does your 6th Generation get through?? Mine seems to use up quite a lot. My last Civic never needed topping up but my Accord Sport seems to be rather thirsty. There are definitely no leaks anywhere, i've had all oil changes done at Honda and i put in the same oil they use for the changes, mobil super 3000 formula FE.

    Are they just a bit thirsty for oil or do you think there is an issue??
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    What visocity is the oil ?

    What mileage has the car covered ?

    How much is the oil consumption (litres per 1000 miles) ?
     
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  3. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry, just to correct the oil is formula P, not FE. My bad.

    Visocity is 5w-30

    Mileage is 92 coming up to 93k.

    It's hard to tell how much it's guzzling. I got a service and oil change done at Honda mid August, i've driven her up to Scotland and back since then and it needed some in when i checked it yesterday. I put in a litre and it came to just below the top marker on the dipstick

    I've had her serviced every 6 months at Honda and she has a full Honda service history, i've had to get a new book coz there's so many stamps. So is it just that the engine is a bit thirsty or am i (and Honda for that matter) using the wrong oil??
     
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    If Honda did your service then the oil level will have been at the correct level (half way between max and min) when they did the service.

    Difference between min and max value is usually 1 litres of oil. So your car probably only burnt off 0.5 litres.
    0.5 litres burnt off after 1000 is actually acceptable.

    Make a note of what you mileage is at now and monitor the level to work out the consumption. It doesn't sound like you have anything to worry about as such at the moment I'd say.

    You probably want to step upto 10w40 at your next service.
     
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  5. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok speedy, thanks for that. What difference will the 10w-40 make??
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    It's slightly thicker so it should burn less.
     
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  7. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Your using too thin a oil, you should use 10/40w or 5/40.

    I'm not sure how much mine uses, never really measured oil or fuel, just top up when needed, don't do enough miles to justify it.
     
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  8. matt park Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok. I'll try a thicker oil
     
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