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Well, the topic says it all. My wife and I had just gotten the CRX (43k miles on it), and we drove it from Los Angeles to San Diego. Her parents told us it had just had the oil changed. Anyway, I bought a book, new struts for the hatch, windshield wiper fluid... the usual. After we drove the 150 miles home, I checked the oil to see if it burned any, only to discover that there was way too much oil. To the tune of an extra quart. Well, I figured that would explain the smell on the highway and after I'd turn the car off. So, I drained it, put the proper amount of oil in, new filter, all that good stuff.

So now then. What can I expect in the way of problems? I still get a funky burning oil smell when I stop, but it isn't nearly as bad as it was. My first thought was that a new PCV valve may be in order. Anyone have any ideas? Or do CRX's just burn a little oil?
 

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1. The car only had 43k miles on it.

2. I drove it all of 120 miles before noticing.

3. This was 2k miles ago.

4. I stil get the burnt oil smell, but it is significantly less.

5. I am burning extremely little oil now, per the dipstick - no need to add any. May be only 1/16th of a quart burnt in 2k miles.

It seems to me that the motor is sort of ironing itself out. I'm greatly encouraged by the lack of oil burning. I love this car. Just want to make sure I hadn't blown the PCV valve or anything like that. Thanks, all, for the feedback. I'm feeling pretty secure about the car now.

BTW, when I changed the oil, I changed to synthetic 5W-30. Seeing as how I live in San Diego, and the temp only dips down to 50 at night, I should be fine, right?
 

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I actually got rid of the smell. I ran some Seafoam through the throttle body (the brake-line vacuum hose method) and it cleaned it out. Fabulous stuff. Made me pretty freaking happy. I notice the engine is a bit snappier, too.
 
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