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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 151,033 (270–255,000)
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
20 people reported this problem
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Had to get the head gasket replaced at 270k km. Initially the shop thought it was a thermostat issue as my car was blowing cold air while the heat was on so we just replaced that but then my car continued blowing cold air while the heat was on and now the engine was over heating, they bled the line 3 times for air finally I took it somewhere else and we found out it was the head gasket that blew .
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?
Exhaust gasses leaked into cooling system causing cooling to spill out of overflow tank. Replaced head gasket. No machining was necessary.
Overheating turned out to be a blown head gasket. Cost $1200 to fix! I've heard it's common in this make/model/year.