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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?
 

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I don't understand the need for step 7. However, if it is necessary, I would rather reposition the pistons by hand (19mm crank pulley bolt), to preserve the solution inside the chambers. Make sure you rotate it counterclockwise to maintain timing belt tension. Other than that you should be ok.
 

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Yes, with the spark plugs out, it will be easy to crank CCW, by hand.

For a follow-up question...
What if the car was an MDX with 6 individual coil packs?

I don't want "current" to burn up those 6 coil packs. Should I just hand crank the 3.7 L v6, with a long 1/2" extension and breaker bar?
 

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Coil packs will not get damaged either way.
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I pulled my plugs, cranked my engine (with the starter), without unplugging the harness to my distributor and my coil pack got fried.

Maybe you are saying that manually turning over the engine (with a 19mm socket) will not fry the coil pack.
 

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The coil packs can't get damaged in the process whether you crank the engine by hand or with a starter. The process requires you to pull the spark plugs so the coil packs would be disconnected anyway. If you burned the coil pack you must have done something. Step one says to disconnect harness from the distributor - the coils should have been disconnected.
 
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