Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St Louis, MO
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Integra Piston Soak Instructions Integra Burning Oil
Please confirm or rebuke (criticize adversely) the following sequence, for soaking the oil-control-rings on a 3rd gen Integra, which burns oil.
(It is possible that the valve sleeves and guides are causing the oil consumption, but I'm just looking for the correct Piston Soak sequence, today.)
1. Unscrew the screw that connects the wire harness to the distributor.
2. Disconnect the harness form the distributor.
3. Remove the spark plugs.
4. Pour 1 oz. of Marvel Mystery Oil, or a half and half mix of motor oil and Seafoam, or a one third (BG44 EPR) and two thirds motor oil in to each spark plug hole.
5. Wait 30 minutes to allow some soaking.
6. Cover the hole with a large rag or towel, to prevent splashing.
7. Crank the engine, for 1 second to re-position the pistons.
8. Use a flash light to see that there is still liquid on top of each piston. If needed add another ounce.
9. Cover with rag/towel and allow to soak overnight.
10. Crank engine in order to cause any remaining liquid to splash up and on to the rag/towel.
11. Verify that there is no standing liquid on each piston.
12. Install plugs.
13. Connect harness to distributor.
14. Screw the harness back on to the distributor.
Step 2 will prevent you from burning out your coil pack, when you complete steps 7 & 10.
Steps 6 & 9 prevent you from making a big mess.
Thank You and What is your input?