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1993 Honda Accord Question: Burning Oil

 

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Raygan, Austin, TX, October 01, 2009, 13:04
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I have a 93 Accord EX Sedan with 207k on it, the car runs like a dream, except for the white smoke coming out from underneath the hood and the smell of burning oil. None of this oil leaks out onto the ground, does anyone know what could be happening.

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    October 01, 2009, 14:01
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    Yeah Head gasket seems like you need one

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 01, 2009, 20:42
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    The most accurate way to test for a blown head gasket on a gasoline engine is to test for the presence of carbon monoxide in the cooling system. Snap-On, Matco (part # CO 2000), and Napa sell a tool to check to carry out this test. Another link to a supplier of this tool is http://www.etoolcart.com/combustion-leak-detector-lis75500.aspx. Carbon Monoxide is only present if there is a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/head_gasket_or_combustion_leak_test.htm I think the napa part number 700-1006. http://www.blockchek.com/instructions.htm . Signs of a blown head gasket are coolant loss (frequently have to top up the coolant level of the engine without seeing an obvious leak), experiencing over heating or rough engine running or the presence of white sweet smelling steam from the exhaust. A badly blown head gasket may allow engine coolant and oil to mix.

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