09+ Oil consumption

Old 01-27-2018, 05:00 PM
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09+ Oil consumption

I am considering an 09+ RL but am concerned about the MDX and TL AWD owners complaints of oil burning. I donít see much regarding the RL, but with the same 3.7 is this an issue for many of you?
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:42 PM
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2012 RL 108.8k miles. Never has used any oil at all. I have it changed every 5-7k miles.
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:39 PM
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Interesting, thank you. I havenít been able to find much about the RL burning either
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I own my rl since it was 3yo and freshly of a 12000/year lease. (2005 bougt in 2008 from a honda factory auction, still my daily driver) I know its not 3.7 but they gotta be smilar. Oil burning since i have it, not getting worse... also oil gets dark pretty fast after a change

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:28 PM
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Before assuming its burning, check for oil reservoir leaks from bolts, etc.

Many Hondas exhibit side leaks on reservoirs / or drain plug leaks.
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There's a new TSB out for the 3.7 motors in the TL AWD, MDX and RL. See the 4G TL forum, where it is listed under TSBs.
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Yup just scheduled an appt for my oil consumption issue. They will want you to do a factory oil change first. then you bring it back after a 1k miles for them to evaluate.
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Received in Feb 2019 TSB 'Warranty Extension: Engine Oil Consumption
Havn't experienced this on both 2005 and 2001 RLs but will check with my Acura dealer next service.
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