Originally Posted by mynameizstitch
got a b18b1 from 2000 integra LS and my car is burning alot of oil. did a compression test and it tested 180 across the board so im assuming its not the rings. did a leakdown and it seems like it would be the valve seals. anyone know how much it will cost to replace the parts at the shop for labor? i know parts from honda is like $40 but im not the greatest mechanic myself so im thinking about letting the shop do the job.
I am dealing with an oil burning problem myself (~1/2 quart per 600 miles). A compression test does not identify whether the oil control rings are failing, since the compression rings above the oil control rings may be holding fine, hence yielding perfectly good test results while the oil control rings are in fact bad. To get to the valve seals, the following needs to be done:
-- Remove valve cover, maybe 0.1 hour
-- Back off valve lash adjusting screws and remove rocker arm assembly, maybe 0.5 hour
-- Remove all valve springs, retainers and keepers, maybe 1 hour
-- Put all back together, adding 0.5 hour for a valve adjustment
I would figure about 4 hours of labor by a skilled mechanic, so a few hundred dollars of labor charges, worst case and depending if the dealer does it.
If you have lower spark plug tube o-rings (they sit under the rocker arm assembly), have them replace these too. It is around $10 more in parts.
I replaced the valve stem seals, and it has made no difference. I can find no oil leaks. I am hoping it is the oil control rings being carboned up and that some cleansing (possibly with additives like Auto RX) may fix the oil burning or diminish it.