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2003 Honda Accord Question: Oil disappearing/leaking what to do?

 

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elmojam828, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Trenton, NJ, December 05, 2013, 18:03
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I am very diligent with repairs and maintenance for my '03 Accord 4cyl; In the last year, the car has been "losing" oil. I drive a lot for work and I often have to do oil changes every 6-8 weeks. I have more than 219k miles on the car. The oil light comes on and flashes every 5wks and after checking the oil each time it is low. this has been happening for the last 18months. I have taken it to 3 mechanics and they all have said the oil pan is wet, but don't see a leak. One mechanic told me today that it may be the oil gasket and someone else told me it is the oil pressure switch. I am not sure what to do at this point. Any suggestions about this problem are welcomed.
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    G. T. Service Center (3079 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG December 05, 2013, 19:06
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    I like to use an oil dye, I put it in the oil and depending on how severe the leak is depends on how soon I can check for the leak. Have to use a black light to see the illumination or the dye, leak found. Give it a try.

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    pushrod December 05, 2013, 20:34
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    It may be consuming some of the oil as well with that mileage!

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