HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

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HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby Mysticskyline » May 13th, 2010 05:46 AM

I have had my accord wagon for about a month now and have only done one oil change. That was 1500 miles ago. Now evrytime I stop quickly or take a right turn, my oil sensor starts going off. Any thoughts? When I bought it there was a sticker in the window saying castrol GTX 5w30. I can tell you I have already added one quart of oil. When I did the change, I did the valve cover gasket and all gaskets that are included. I used 3 quarts of pennzoil plus one bottle of slick 50 high mileage. I know that it is not leaking, but every morning that the temp is below 50, my car puts out some smoke till it is warmed up. I think the smoke is white, but I have had someone say it was blue. I know it's not my head gasket because I would feel it. Please help! I can't afford a new engine right now, and I don't want to get rid of this car.

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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby HorsepowerFreak » May 13th, 2010 09:06 AM

Morning smoke sounds like valve seals, But it could also be a venting issue if the pcv is not operating properly.... How nasty was the oil that was removed? and what mileage is the engine, and what engine do you have, and what year is your car.

I have used Mobile1 to clean sludge out of many engines, it may take about 3 changes 9000mi to clean alll the crap out.
I have used marvels mystery oil to clean many engines use 1/2 quart per 4 quarts oil and run 400-500mi then change to synthetic.
Mobile1 does not smoke, blue that is.... and i have found that it fixes allot of oil consumption issues the longer you use it, if it is not leaking.
It may cause a leak, around gaskets sometimes when changing to a synthetic from a conventional oil.
Don't use slick50 or any other additives in your oil, if the oil is not preforming as needed you need to change to a better oil, not add to an inferior oil something to try to make it better.... the Teflon in slick50 does not mix with oil as it is not oil, and on a microscopic level you can watch it stack up at a drain back or a pressure hole in the block like a thousand BB's trying to rush into the same place and stop the flow, NOT GOOD.
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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby hybridkyle » May 13th, 2010 03:04 PM

I was adding a quart a WEEK to my Wagon with my old motor, and it was not leaking, it was burning it...but I had NO smoke. I had bad piston rings in one cylinder to where the compression was 0. Run a compression and a leak down test on it if possible. Also, if all that checks out try swapping to a better oil...I'm not trying to promote one over the other...but Mobil1 has always been good to me, AMSoil, and Royal Purple are too, but more costly. If and when you swap to synthetic in a motor that has only had conventional oil in it for a while, oil consumption will increase for a while until it gets all the old deposits out of the motor. It may take 2-3 oil changes before consumption goes back to normal.

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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby Kabuki » May 14th, 2010 10:58 PM

You absolutely need to be check the oil more often. If the oil light comes on, then the oil pressure is too low. That could be from low oil level, or it could also be from the oil pickup screen getting plugged up with carbon sludge. The most important thing is to stop and check the oil if the light goes on.

Also, don't use slick50. It doesn't do anything positive for your engine.
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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby naphta94 » May 17th, 2010 11:29 PM

I have used Mobil 1 in all my previous cars & no complaints.

Right now on my CB9 I'm just using Castrol GTX 10W30 as I had a leak. But I also see that it consumes/burns oil.

Time to switch to synthetic & see if there is any improvement. Hardly any leaks now as I took care of them (O Ring on distributor, VC gasket) & I still need a crankshaft or cam seal i think.

I might try Valvoline 10W30 Synthetic. I've heard good things about that oil too.
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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby Mysticskyline » June 12th, 2010 04:36 AM

I think I fixed the problem. Just this past weekend I put in a new oil pan. I went to change my oil the tuesday before and the oil drain plug fell out. It was an anchor style(has an anchor on the inside and it cinches closed). I put the new pan in and haven't had a light or anything. Also, the oil pan still looks new, so I know there are no leaks. I have been told if the problem comes back, it could be an IACV or distributor.

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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby xetpirc » June 12th, 2010 11:41 AM

:evil: I agree with Kabuki,first of all did you check the pump pick up screen? Don't you ever add any aditives to your engine oil,the additives that are already in your oil are the right ones,they are some additives that when ever you combine them are going to do more harm that help you engine.Also have it check for a compresion test,and also check your oil pressure sensors,if your engine have too much sludge it could clog the oil galeries and damage the sensor.I'll hope that this will help you
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Re: HELP! Oil sensor going crazy

Postby Kabuki » June 26th, 2010 12:27 AM

Mysticskyline wrote:I think I fixed the problem. Just this past weekend I put in a new oil pan. I went to change my oil the tuesday before and the oil drain plug fell out. It was an anchor style(has an anchor on the inside and it cinches closed). I put the new pan in and haven't had a light or anything. Also, the oil pan still looks new, so I know there are no leaks. I have been told if the problem comes back, it could be an IACV or distributor.


Whoever told you that is an idiot. The IACV has no oil supply, and thus could not leak it. The distributor shaft seal could leak oil, but not THAT much. If it IS leaking, and is a TEC dizzy, I can provide an overhaul kit for you.
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