2007 Accord Leaking Oil? Help please....
2007 EX 4-cy.
I changed my oil tonight after it reached 0% and drained only 2.5 qt (started with 4.5 qt). The last several changes I've noticed a lot of oil coating the rear side of the engine. Today it appeared a little worse, with a drip present on the oil filter and some plug above it. Have not noticed any oil spots in the driveway at anytime, though.
A little history is that I have been needing to change the catalytic converter for a long time.... years... and never did because the CEL would light up every now and then, but then go off and not show up for months. I just read where a failed converter could result in a backpressure on the engine. Could this backpressure be causing oil to burst be pushed out of some seal someplace? The car has been running fine, and it sounds fine except for a little raspy down by the converter.
I ordered a new direct fit converter from O'Reilly and it will be in and on tomorrow. Do you think I would be fine to just watch how much oil consumption I have between now and the next change to see if this fixes the issue? Or should I have the engine checked someplace for other problems?