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#1 Entwined

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:40 AM

Sorry, don't know much about cars. Here is my problem: I have a 94 civic hatch cx, was running fine, still is but, when I rev at high rpms a puff of white smoke comes out my exhaust. On occasion my car will idle funny, like if its breathing hard it goes from 1000 rpms to 1500 up and down. I am not sure what exactly is the problem, I mean it drives fine so but, I would rather my car not explode on me because i disregarded this problem. Another note; it burns oil fairly quickly, so I added more now it is not smoking as much but still its a little irritating any sort of help would be great.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

Sorry, don't know much about cars. Here is my problem: I have a 94 civic hatch cx, was running fine, still is but, when I rev at high rpms a puff of white smoke comes out my exhaust. On occasion my car will idle funny, like if its breathing hard it goes from 1000 rpms to 1500 up and down. I am not sure what exactly is the problem, I mean it drives fine so but, I would rather my car not explode on me because i disregarded this problem. Another note; it burns oil fairly quickly, so I added more now it is not smoking as much but still its a little irritating any sort of help would be great.


Any water in oil?? :thumbsup:

White usually means bad head gasket and you are burning anti-freeze :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:19 PM

Any water in oil??:thumbsup:

White usually means bad head gasket and you are burning anti-freeze :thumbsup:


Not sure what you mean by any water in oil..?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

or vice versa, take off rad cap, put your finger in there, pull it out. is it clear, or is there a milky susbstance/film in your rad. also drain teh oil, is there any water in the oil?

(not too hard)

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:36 PM

or vice versa, take off rad cap, put your finger in there, pull it out. is it clear, or is there a milky susbstance/film in your rad. also drain teh oil, is there any water in the oil?

(not too hard)



Thanks forgot to say to check radiator too! :crazy:

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:55 PM

Okay, Ill check that.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:13 PM

I got kinda the same deal...milky coming from the tail pipe though! What could be wrong?!

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:36 PM

both yas need hed gaskets , lol. 98% of the time in honda engines though , water and oil wont mix.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:00 AM

I got a brand new mulitlayer steel headgasket in there... With ARP head studs holding it all together.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:39 AM

I got a brand new mulitlayer steel headgasket in there... With ARP head studs holding it all together.

Did you follow the proper torquing procedure? Those multilayer steel are garbage. OEM is usually the way to go, unless you're running insane boost pressure.

Edited by Kastigir, 29 January 2009 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

I thought multi layer was OEM...im starting a new post on gaskets to let him get his problem fixed.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

I thought multi layer was OEM...im starting a new post on gaskets to let him get his problem fixed.

OEM are graphite...not steel.