So I have a 2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L I4 with automatic transmission. I'm just short of reaching the 150,000 mile mark.
I've had the thing for a couple months and overall I love it. I have had to have quite a bit of work done to replace the timing chain, the motor mounts, and starter, but now that all of that's been done, it seems to be running great.
The only thing I've noticed now is that the thing is using oil like crazy. The consumption rate is probably 1 qt. every 1000 miles. I've seen places on the internet where some say this is normal consumption for this vehicle/engine with high mileage. But can that be possible? That seems like a buttload of oil to me.
I've had the car checked at my local import mechanic for leaks (whom I've known for years and trust) and he said the engine looks clean/no leaks anywhere. The car doesn't smoke at any time or doesn't run roughly. It passed a compression test with flying colors. There is no evidence I can find to point to where the oil in the car is going.
Anyone know what this could be? Is this a problem that could get progressively worse or is it just normal aging? I CANNOT afford to put any more money into this car, so if you guys think it will be something expensive to fix and it needs to be fixed, I will most likely sell it.