Scotty, I've got a 2001 Base model Honda Prelude with an H22A4 engine and I sometimes get a fair…

SilvaSpeed

Scotty,

I've got a 2001 Base model Honda Prelude with an H22A4 engine and I sometimes get a fair amount of blue smoke out of the exhaust when I first start it up. I don't notice it every time, but I'm not always looking. Today it happened for the first minute or two, and then seemed to go away after about a half mile or so.

However, during the summer when my windows are down, Ill occasionally pull up to a stop light and Ill have the smell of burning oil waft by me when I stop. Also, it seems if I let the engine compression slow me down, such as when I am descending a hill, I'll get a fairly big cloud of blue smoke, when I press the accelerator once Im at the bottom. The car has 110,000 miles on it, and a fair amount of aftermarket bolt on parts, if that makes any difference.

-- Is it piston rings, PCV system, valve guides, or something else? I'm fairly handy in the garage as I've worked on cars for years: replaced a few clutches, and all the typical water pumps/timing belts, plugs, etc, and have rebuilt a 94 accord manual transmission before. Is this oil burning problem something I can do on my own?

Thank you so much for your help, Scotty!!! Love your videos!!!

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SilvaSpeed
SilvaSpeed

Scotty, thank you for the reply.. -- Is it piston rings, PCV system, valve guides, or something else? I'm fairly handy in the garage as I've worked on cars for years: replaced a few clutches, and all the typical water pumps/timing belts, plugs, etc, and have rebuilt a 94 accord manual transmission before. Is this something I can do on my own?

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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engine is just worn and will need rebuilding over time