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Old 01-08-2007, 07:21 AM
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hiya i was wondering if anybody can help me please
my p reg civic is eating lots of oil
i have no leaks
the underside of the oil cap is a tan colour
and have light blue smoke coming from exuast
other than that it runs perfectly the engine is very quiet
i love my car !!!!
740000 on the clock
i,ve been told a new engine is needed could it not be somthing more simple

angie.
sorry i had added an extra 0 on my millage its only 74000 miles.

thanks to all who have replied
so it looks like a new engine after all !
 
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:23 PM
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ok how many mile on the car cause what i got from that was 740,000 mile i belive in honda but thats alot . sounds like it could be rings and what year car is it.
 
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run a compreesion test and see how the cylinders are doing.
 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:06 PM
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or do a leakdown test or also try a wet compression test
 
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:00 PM
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Yea, you need rebuild. A new engine will cost much less.
 
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run a compreesion test and see how the cylinders are doing.
If he did a compression test at that amount of milage he would more then likely blow the head gasket
 
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:51 AM
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hiya its got 74000 miles on clock and 1998 is the year'
i would nt know how to do a compression test
unfortunally
i would have to put it into a garage then were talking big bucks
so a new engine would prob be the answer for me ?
angie.
 
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More than likely your piston rings are worn. You'll need either a rebuild or a new engine. If you can track down a cheap enough engine, that may come out cheaper. Get quotes on a rebuild to be sure though.
 
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Default Compression test blows head gasket??!

"If he did a compression test at that amount of milage he would more then likely blow the head gasket"

How would running a compression test blow the head gasket? When a cylinder compresses there is X pressure. When a cylinder compresses and there is combustion, there is a lot more than just X pressure, right? I am asking because I am trying to figure out how to do a compression test on my 91 hatchback. The channels to the spark plugs are so long, are there compression gages which are made to accomodate this?
 
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