Faulty head gasket may cause oil and coolant leaks on Honda Civic

Certain models can leak oil externally or allow coolant into the combustion chamber due to a faulty head gasket. The head gasket needs to be replaced to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 172,571 (130,000–255,000)
Engines affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.7L 4 Cylinder
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 2004
15 people reported this problem
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1993 Honda Civic - 1.5L 4 Cylinder
car pisses oil all over itself
1995 Honda Civic - 1.6L 4 Cylinder 140,000 mi,
I had to replace the head gasket at 140K, it was over heating
1993 Honda Civic - 1.5L 4 Cylinder 180,000 mi,
Head gasket cracked and fluid is going into engine.
1995 Honda Civic - 1.5L 4 Cylinder 180,000 mi,
Blown head gasket
2004 Honda Civic - 1.7L 4 Cylinder 255,000 mi,
Runs hot every other day so must put coolant in rad. all the time. Nothing leaking under car but think it might be leaking on hot engine so never hits the ground. But no sign of leak under car when it's been sitting either. Crazy, huh?
2004 Honda Civic - 1.7L 4 Cylinder 143,000 mi,
Exhaust gasses leaked into cooling system causing cooling to spill out of overflow tank. Replaced head gasket. No machining was necessary.
2004 Honda Civic - 1.7L 4 Cylinder 180,000 mi,
Overheating turned out to be a blown head gasket. Cost $1200 to fix! I've heard it's common in this make/model/year.