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My engine loss oil alot what can i di ti stop that ,nothing appear on the outer cover of the engine

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Check and replace any leaking gaskets. If there is no leak what so ever, then it is likely burning up due to worn piston rings. You can try a bottle of smoke away. If it is leaking and it is small, then a bottle of stop leak should do the trick

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What is causing


There is a possibility that you have a bad oil leak some where. Check valve covers, oil pan Etc, Good-Day! The sound you hear from engine, is because there is little oil getting to the tappets on engine for the valves. Sounds like the oil is running down on hot exhaust manifold, and smoking.That is the smell. Have it checked by a mechanic to find cause. Of oil leak!

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The car leaks oil only when engine runs, intermittently,a trail of oil yesterday as moved out of garage ,today nothing .looks to be comming from valve cover,which happens routinely with these engines but...


the oil could be leaking from valve cover and sitting in a bottom engine cover(plastic covers on bottom of car) and oil trail when move, will leak more when engine hot as oil gets thinner and easier to escape. Would replace gaskep asap or will cover engine in black sticky muck which is not nice to try and clean and engine oil is not the best thing to get off your garage floor.

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You have a couple of issues. Oil in plug well is usually a valve cover leak. The power loss - you're going to have a competent shop/tech actually visually inspect, there's too many possibilities for me to suggest without actually seeing it and I don't want you chasing "ghosts"

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  1. Check pump cover and housing for cracks, scoring, porous or damaged casting, damaged threads or excessive wear or galling. Replace as required.
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  3. Check pressure regulator valve spring for tension loss or bending, replace spring as required.
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Fig. 17 Oil Pump Inner Gear Tip Clearance Inspection 42162080

  1. Measure oil pump inner gear tip clearance, Fig. 17 . Maximum clearance should be 0.006 inch.
Fig. 18 Oil Pump Outer Gear Diameter Clearance Inspection 42162081

  1. Measure oil pump outer gear diameter clearance, Fig. 18 . Clearance should be 0.008-0.015 inch.
Fig. 19 Oil Pump Gear End Clearance Inspection 42162082

  1. Measure oil pump gear end clearance with gear dropped in housing, FIG 19. Clearance should be 0.0010-0.0035 inch.
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Why my maxima smoking alot? is it oil leaking into the valves, if so...How can i fix it?


If it smokes more on deceleration, it could be oil sucking down through worn valve guides. If the engine has overheated, you will get smoke from oil getting past the rings.

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Burns through 1 quart of oil every 2000 miles.


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:
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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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