Oil Light?

Discussion in 'Motorized Vehicles' started by Angelic, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. Modly

    Modly Warranty Voider

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    Do you usually park it in the same spot every day? If so, do you have any oil spots on the ground?

    Honestly after working on plenty of Honda engines (sadly), I would assume yours is burning oil. More than likely, you've got bad valve seals (They get very hard, sometimes crumbling, and other times just stretch out) and possibly bad valve guides. They will wear out over time, and let oil slowly drip into the cylinder or exhaust manifold. Worst case scenario is that the cylinder bores are getting worn out. The piston rings will over time wear into the cast iron sleeve, and make it larger and larger. It might only be .010" larger (twice the thickness of a piece of paper), but that small gap will leak oil from the sump.
     
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    I believe that means low oil pressure... The dipstick is used for checking oil, only newer cars have a system for monitoring oil level and will notify you when it is low...
     
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    Thats good to hear your oil was just low. Try using thicker oil. I owe you $5 :p

    Low oil will give you low pressure
     
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