I meant to comment when you first posted that photo - that's a fantastic, borderline artistic photograph!Baseline at 71470:
Today, at 76255 miles or just short of an even 5000 later, my low oil light came on as I was pulling into my driveway. It's dark out, but it looks like I'm burning a 1/2qt every 5000 miles (assuming the light comes on at a quart low).
I agree. I'm not concerned whatsoever. Basically 100mL every 1000miles. I'll be curious to see if the new Mobil 1 oil burns less.I believe that's within spec.
Thank you thank you. Here's another:I meant to comment when you first posted that photo - that's a fantastic, borderline artistic photograph!
Reading threads like this make me less worrisome about loss of oil when checking the dipstick. My dad is a die-hard 3,000 mile conventional, 5,000 mile synthetic oil change guy. He has always been. Their last Subaru had 140,000 miles when they traded it in and didn't burn an ounce of oil - but it was a nearly 100% highway vehicle (he drove 100 miles per day, minimum). When I told him I was going to follow the manual's suggested 10,000 mile OCI, on my new-to-me $16,000 car, I think he had a heart attack.
I figure that as long as I keep the correct spec. oil in the engine, and at the correct level, if anything catastrophic happens it's coming out of VW's pocket not mine.
Given the fact that all the classic car owners are scrambling to find the right additives to keep their old engines from self destructing on modern oils, I'd say not long. Not long at all. You should see what my boss (who has a Ford Model A) has to pay for the old type non "energy conserving" motor oils. No catalysts to worry about.Imagine that if these modern lubricants were available in the 50's-60's how long engines would have lasted?
Yeah, and they've had so many problems with the turbo 1.5L that they have an extension on certain engine components, for I think 6 years and unlimited mileage. The camshafts and rocker arms self destruct pretty commonly. They (Honda) were the only ones brave enough to spec 0w20 oil in these type engines.... but then Volkswagen started doing it too on some of their new ones. But at least VAG has a reasonably decent oil capacity (5.7L vs. Honda's meager 3.5L).
Sad, the older first and second generation 2.4L Honda engines were pretty good. Then they decided to go with that new style vario-cam gear that gets trashed and sticks and causes that awful grinding noise at startup, then I guess they felt they needed to outdo themselves and come up with that 1.5L turbo timebomb.
I have two of the 1st and one of the 2nd gen 2.4L in my family. The one, a 2007 CRV, has 240k miles and is 100% perfect, same as new. The engine has literally had oil changes and filters every 10k, air filter every 30k, spark plugs every 110k (all by the book) and nothing else. It amazingly even still has its original catalyst.
Oilhammer:They are approximate, and verbatim from the TSB.
600 miles = 965.608 km (so, rounded up to an even 1000)
.5 quart = .473 liters (so round up to .5 liters)
1000 km = 621 miles (so, rounded down to an even 600)
.5 liter = .528 quarts (so rounded down to an even half quart)
Seems pretty legit to me. *shrug*