This may have been answered but I could not find the specific information. We have a 2005 Honda CR-V with two issues. Severe oil consumption to the tune of a quart every 500 miles. We were putting up with this, but recently lost ALL compression in cylinder 3. So thinking through options:
1. Replace engine. Don’t really want to do this as I don’t know what problems I’d be inheriting, and I recently had the timing chain replaced.
2a. Remove the head, replace the [likely] burnt exhaust valve, and clean and reseat all valves.
2b. My main question: Remove the oil pan, push the pistons out from the bottom, then hone and install new rings. Can this be done, or does the engine have to be pulled? I understand for some of you veterans, pulling an engine is not a big deal, especially when the manifolds and head is already out, but it just seems a bit less involved if it’s possible. I understand I may have to remove a subframe member to remove the oil pan (not sure yet for my specific model), and this looks a bit involved; removing engine mounts, ball joints, etc. Again, I’m sorry if this is already out there. And would appreciate all feedback. Thanks and happy wrenching!! Robert