Burning oil on 2004 Acura TSX

I have a 2004 TSX and it is burning oil. It does not smoke but it is down a quart every 400 miles. Anyone else have this problem?

by in Dover, PA on February 28, 2010
3 answers
ANSWER by on February 28, 2010
It may be leaking from a seal, I would not mess with this. 1 qt every 400 is way too much for this car. Go to a good shop and have them figure this out.
ANSWER by on February 08, 2012
I bought my acura tsx 04 in March 04 brand new. I was back at the dealer within 2K miles because the oil was down. My father is a fanatic and checks the oil every week. His toyota camry was 10 years old at the time and never, ever needed oil. I did multiple oil consumption tests---always the same thing--burning a quart of oil every 1000-1200 miles. Now I am burning approximately 2 quarts every 1k miles--that's 4-5 quarts replacement during oil changes!!! I brought this to Acura Headquarters......they told me that 1 quart/ 1000 miles was considered normal, even with my brand new car--then the service manager tried to convince me that I drove the car too hard. I have 113,000 miles now, checking the oil every week, and still on the original clutch!! Acura could have taken ownership for this issue 8 years ago, given that it seems fairly common--they all pretended that no one had heard about it. My valvoline oil guys tell me that it's in the pistons/rings--very expensive to fix/rebuild the engine. Good luck---keep adding oil. I've been down 4 quarts at one time!!!
ANSWER by on December 05, 2015
I have 2004 Acura TSX I bought in 2008 from individual. Had to replace clutch this summer (2015) and now it is burning oil. Two quarts low a few months ago, then one more needed from dealer. They are also doing oil consumption test. After first 1K check, it again needed 2 Qts oil. They replaced oil and put purple dye in to check where it's going. No smoke, no oil leaking under car. They are predicting dire results, may need to dismantle engine, 2 weeks, expensive, etc. Now I see it has happened to other 2004 TSX owners. Why is there no recall? Two quarts every 1,000 miles is not normal, is it? First 7 years it was not an issue. Any luck going to Acura HQ?

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