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Hello All,

I'm looking to join the Accord family. I'm looking at picking up a well cared for Accord with 90k on the clock. Not too long ago, the seller went through the process of having the piston rings replaced due to excessive oil consumption.

I was wondering if the fix is fairly effective or should I be cautious? Also, is this a permanent fix or should I expect it to start consuming excessive oil again in the next 100k miles?

Cheers,
Rikin
 

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You didn't mention the year or whether i4 or V6. It matters. The compression test per salcutta88 should be done before you buy any car with a history of oil consumption.
 

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As I mentioned on your other post, that model Accord is a reliable ride. After 4 years on this forum, I've read about individual fixes but no common gotcha's. Don't buy any car that's had oil consumption issues.
 

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A compression test will not tell you if an engine has an oil consumption problem. The compression rings are different the the oil control rings. A compression test should show 180+ psi and they should all be within 10% of each other.

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