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2001 accord we are looking at is losing oil, no spots on the ground, but is down a quart, any idea what could be happening

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  • golfdawg24 Nov 12, 2009

    to be honest we are currently looking at the car to see if we want to purchase, there was no smoke to come from the car, there is not a spot on the ground where the car is parked (has been in the same spot for a 3-4 days, the oil was changed about 3 weeks ago and has leaked down in that time. Thank you for the help

  • philschneide
    philschneide May 11, 2010

    It could simply be burning oil; how many miles have you travelled since you last changed it, or added oil?

  • bulldogchief
    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    How long does it take for the car to lose a quart of oil? Have you parked the car over a large piece of clean cardboard and left it overnight? Are you seeing bluish-grey smoke coming out of the exhaust? Have you checked the underside of the car for "oily dirt"? These questions need to be answered before I can even begin to help you.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    worn piston rings or crankcase ventalation system is plugged, do u have oil in the air cleaner box?

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U don't have a leak, u have a worn engine, most likely the piston rings.

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