Honda
Civic
15

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: 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
Comments
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car pisses oil all over itself
I had to replace the head gasket at 140K, it was over heating
Blown head gasket
Head gasket cracked and fluid is going into engine.
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.