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I heard from some honda guys that they burn oil when they go into vTEC ie go into high rpms... also Larry said his car burned oil... maybe it was cuz he drove so hard?

and how bad is it if you drive with too little oil?

better check that oil!
 

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I think hard driving burns oil quicker than "grandma" driving.

It's very, very bad to drive with too little oil. But if your oil level is in the range on the dipstick, you should be OK.

You should check your oil level often, I try to check mine once a week.

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Any engine is going to burn more oil if you run it faster. If the engine burns a certain amount of oil per revolution, then increasing the number of revolutions per oil change will cause consumption to go up. I haven't done a lot of racing with my Integra, but it has never shown any oil consumption at all. I've only changed the oil 3 times so far.

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What does it mean to "burn oil"?
I've heard that expression many times, but never really understood it.
 

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"Burning" oil is when your engine (due to inadequate sealing) allows some oil to enter the combustion chamber. When the intake charge is ignited, the oil is vaporized. The result is reduced oil level and excessive carbon deposits in the exhaust path. All engines burn a little oil. The best way to tell your car is burning oil is to check the level regularly and see if it's decreasing. If the oil level is decreasing and you don't have a leak, then the car is "burning" it.
 

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also if you burn alotta oil, it will come outta your exhaust in the form of a light blueish smoke, and will smell nasty!<IMG SRC="http://www.newcelica.org/ubb/smilies/cwm1.gif" border=0>
 
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