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Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L #5232562 10/07/19 01:29 AM
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My fiancée’s 2007 Honda Accord 2.4 has an oil consumption problem. When I met her 4 years ago the car had 90K miles and consumed approx 1 qt every 4K miles. Now, with 139k, it consumes 1 qt every 2K. I have tried BG EPR, HM oils and higher viscosity oil without consistent success.

I have decided to try Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 to clean the piston rings. Valvoline and Cummins developed this oil together to address oil consumption issues on in-warranty ISX15 engines. The directions are to run it for one service interval with a synthetic media filter. More information can be found here:

https://volvo.cummins.com/cloud/cum...ine%20Premium%20Blue%20Restore%20Oil.pdf

The oil costs approximately $80/gal and can be purchased from any Cummins parts dealer. It also has a very unusual sweet smell; the smell reminds me of a household cleaning product.

I will keep this thread updated.

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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232576 10/07/19 02:46 AM
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Looking forward to the updates. I was just about to order this for the wife's 2000 Accord before it got destroyed, so it will be interesting to see your results!

Do you plan on pulling the filter every XXXX miles to monitor?

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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232617 10/07/19 06:08 AM
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Lookin forward to the updates . .


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232625 10/07/19 06:29 AM
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In for updates as well. Hopefully it works out for you.

Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232651 10/07/19 07:10 AM
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Subscribed. Good luck.


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232652 10/07/19 07:13 AM
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I think it was you that said in an earlier thread that you planned on running it for 10K.. so at 1qt/2K miles all that oil will be gone.. what are you going to replace the lost oil with?

Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232659 10/07/19 07:31 AM
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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232662 10/07/19 07:34 AM
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1qt in 2k miles is not a lot but it would be unacceptable to me too.


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232671 10/07/19 07:44 AM
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Just wondering. Where did you read that this product is safe and recommended for gasoline engines? Wasn't the old "Restore" product in the 12-16 ounce can harsh itself?


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232674 10/07/19 07:45 AM
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The sweet smell is ester. I'm subscribing to the thread also. I look forward to seeing the results.


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232680 10/07/19 07:53 AM
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Please keep us updated!

Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232705 10/07/19 08:25 AM
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Two bottles of lubegard might clean up those lands.


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232738 10/07/19 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by krismoriah72
I think it was you that said in an earlier thread that you planned on running it for 10K.. so at 1qt/2K miles all that oil will be gone.. what are you going to replace the lost oil with?


Good point... better go get another jug and make that a $160 oil change. But I suppose it's cheaper than pulling the rings on a 140k mile car.

What's in BG EPR?..is that a flush?

OP, have you tried soaking the cylinder?

You usually have to do more than one flush and/or soaks to achieve any meaningful cleaning effect, especially on what are likely very dirty rings. (140k miles)

Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232739 10/07/19 09:01 AM
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I have an '07 Accord 2.4, so I'm interested in your results.


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Re: Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30 in a Honda 2.4L [Re: The Critic] #5232740 10/07/19 09:02 AM
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Interesting... Good luck.


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