Burns oil

honda
accord

#1

It only burns oil when the ambient temp is above freezing. Why would this be?


#2

What makes you think it is burning oil vs leaking oil?


#3

A bluish smoke out tailpipe, moderately severe and intermittent


#4

How old is your Accord? 4-cylinder or V6? How many miles on the odometer? How many miles does it take to burn up a quart of oil?


#5

4 cylinder. 2000. 120,000 2 quarts per tank of gas (300 miles) above freezing, 1 quart per 2 tanks winter. I will not have online access again till Tuesday but will respond to any more questions then. Thank you


#6

One quart in 600 miles is marginal, 2 quarts in 300 miles is solid in beaterville.

It burns more when warm because warm oil is thinner and pistons fit looser in the warm cylinders.

I once saw a Honda burning oil like this and it had severely worn cylinders and partly shattered piston ring lands.


#7

Two quarts per tank of gas is excessive. Get rid of this car as quickly as possible.


#8

This engine is in boat anchor territory. New engine or new car. Your choice. That rate of oil consumption is outrageous. Even the Prizm/Corollas of the late '90s/early '00s don’t typically burn that much oil.