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Has anyone else had an issue with their RL using oil? I have an 06 with right at 108,000 miles on it. I checked the oil this morning since I'm going to be doing some towing. It was just above the min mark. I'm at 30% on the MM so over maybe 5000 miles I've lost that oil somewhere.
 

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Was the oil level checked prior to this, following the last oil change? Do you perform the oil changes?
 

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205,000 miles "on the clock" with no oil added between changes and the level was not low at change time. EVER
 

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I do the oil changes and I check the level after I change it. It was ok then.
 

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No, but if it was me, I'd be checking my spark plugs, when the dreaded #4 or #5 issue, many report oil inside where the spark plug hole and on the spark plug. Good luck and keep us informed.
 

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No, but if it was me, I'd be checking my spark plugs, when the dreaded #4 or #5 issue, many report oil inside where the spark plug hole and on the spark plug. Good luck and keep us informed.
Good point.
 

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My RL has always "used" more oil between changes than my Pilot. I've never had to add any, as the level stays within the L and H marks on the dipstick. My normal OCIs run in the 6000 to 7000 mile range.
 

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Thanks I'll check #4 and see how it looks. If that was the case wouldn't it be missing as well?
 

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October 22, 2013
American Honda settles class-action suit over oil-burning claim....Link

RL MY 06'-08' had the J35A9 which I don't believe falls within settlement parameters.
I Believe most of these MY that were effected had to do with VCM J series.
 

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Yep that's a different engine with the vcm. Has nothing to do with the RL.
 

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From the link you posted, "The settlement concerns all U.S. purchasers and lessees of 2008-12 Accord, 2008-13 Odyssey, 2009-13 Pilot, 2010-11 Accord Crosstour and 2012 Crosstour vehicles equipped with six-cylinder engines that have variable cylinder management."

So yeah, VCM is indeed linked to the issue. And another reason I have zero interest in VCM technology.
 

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I did check and there was nothing wrong with the #4 plug or cylinder. I've since changed the oil and will monitor closely.
 

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About .5/.75 ish a quart in 5 k...thats nothing to worry about. You could always step up in oil weight and see if it changes. When it doesnt even read on the dipstick then thats a cause for concern.
 

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Our truck has used a quart of oil between changes since new. I don't consider that anything to worry about at all....especially given a lot of town driving, starts, and stops. 69K miles now.
 
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