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Using oil 2000 accord with v-tech uses a quart every thousand miles. it don't have any visibil leaks or apear to be burnningbit. could the pcv valve cause this? seems to have started almost over night.

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The v-tech is one of the best; its used by every moter company in the world.You dont say what milage is the car has .so im going to take you back a little. And i want you to think about this ?was there any warning signs or obnormalities that that you may have noticed in a period preceding the fault.ie;power loss,high or low readings,unusual smells etc.if this car is a high milage car ,say 150+ then mybe its a worn engine ?but i suspect not, on the little information you tell me i would suspect valve oil seals.hope this helps you.adrian

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Yes. a bad pcv valve can cause those symptoms

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