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We had the oil changed about a month ago and before that it was changed in Jan. 2011. The problem is that both times the oil was changed you had to put a quart of oil in every week. Now I checked around the head casket and there is no leaks also there is no leaks under the car because there is no oil drop marks on the ground. So the question is this. "Why would this be happening and how do we find out what the problem is?"

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If your dates are correct, then you would be going from Jan 2011 to Oct 2012 for the oil change. That is too long of an interval even if the car was driven less than 3000-5000 Miles.

If you use your car for short trips, the moisture condensates in the oilpan. The active additives contained in the oil are affected over time. Part of your usage problem is that the oil is not holding up.

You can easily be burning oil if you left the oil in the engine too long. With the contaminants grinding the bearings and the rings you could have too much clearance to keep the oil in place.

Also oil can be Seasonal. You use different Weights or thicknesses of oil as the protection needs vary between extreme heat and extreme cold with air temperature. So if the length of time between oil changes was really what you said, then part of the time the engine needed oil to match the driving conditions and you could have done better.

So part of your problem can be excess wear inside the engine and the oil just burned off.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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have u noticed any blue smoke on start up or while driving if so possibly piston rings

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SOURCE: Burning over a quart of oil every two weeks

you more than likely have some bad rings.

Go to autozone and buy a bottle of Lucas oil treatment, and add it to the oil, if this does not solve the problem you will need an engine rebuild.

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After checking out alot of Honda/Acura forums I'm finding that many owners experience the same problem you are having. The best explanation I found was at 2carpros:
http://www.2carpros.com/forum/94-acura-legend-burning-oil-vt7734.html
From what I'm reading, only way to stop the oil loss is a new engine. If your car is running fine, I'd hesitate to change anything with the engine and stock up on oil.

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SOURCE: Oil Change two weeks ago and oil level is low already???

I assume you have no leaks as you say. Your van does hold 5 quarts of 10w30 oil with filter change. The level was 1/4" above the add mark, which is less than 1 quart low. You drove the van 1,300 miles so it is very possible that it could burn that much oil in that many miles without you seeing much smoke. Top it off and have someone else drive it. Have them get up to around 60 mph, then let off the accelerator and let it coast down to 30 mph, then accelerate fully while you follow in another vehicle. If your van is burning oil you will see a big puff of blue smoke when they accelerate after coasting. If you do not I would suspect you were cheated out of about 1/2 quart of oil. You would not be the first person this has happened to. Top it off and check as I described and then check the level after driving another 1,300 miles. If it is still full find another place to change your oil as the place you went are crooks.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: change oil light came on, car had oil change 1000

get oil pressure test done and check for codes in PCM

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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