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: 154,600 (130,000–180,000)
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
13 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
1993 Honda Civic- 1.5L 4 Cylinder
car pisses oil all over itself
1995 Honda Civic- 1.6L 4 Cylinder140,000
I had to replace the head gasket at 140K, it was over heating
1993 Honda Civic- 1.5L 4 Cylinder180,000
Head gasket cracked and fluid is going into engine.
2004 Honda Civic- 1.7L 4 Cylinder143,000
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 Cylinder180,000
Overheating turned out to be a blown head gasket. Cost $1200 to fix! I've heard it's common in this make/model/year.
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