Is it normal for a b20a to burn oil? It may have a leak but not sufficient enough to be a big problem. Does anybody have this problem or have heard of a b20a burning oil?
If the oil level was on the top mark and you drove the car around for 3,000 miles, it is ok to be on the lower mark. That would be normal oil loss from an old Honda engine. If you lose more than that you could have a leak or burning oil from the piston rings. A new PCV valve will help minimize either of those problems. It is also possible you have leaking valve seals.
Mine too!. but when the smoke is visible, nothing behind me is, so this probably will not work for me. its o.k. though, as i knew this might happen to my poor b21, i rebuilt a spare a5 for this just in case moment.My B20a5 is going from the full mark on the dipstick, to the add mark in about 400-500 KM. No smoke visible until about 4500 rpm. So stupid.
Well its hard to be sure its exactly at 4500 rpm, cause its so bloody cold out here. It always looks like my cars smoking at -30 celcius. Its probably a little higher. Maybe 5500That sounds like a piston ring problem. If it smoked at 6800 RPMs, I wouldn't worry too much yet. But you say it smokes at 4500 RPMs, that sounds like a ring problem.
Also, I did not say 1 quart per oil change is ok... I had stated that the level on the dipstick is not proportional to any quart value. So 1/4 of a quart every 3000 miles would be ok.
1/4 quart = 1 cup
no, black is a extreme rich condition, excess fuel. blue is oil and if its real bad it will smell nasty, white and sweet smelling is coolant. look under the car if its not smoking its probably leaking like most of them doNo i think it is just steam coming out of the muffler but what color will the smoke be if it was oil? Black right?