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Honda Civic Faulty head gasket may cause oil and coolant leaks

Honda Civic Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2004

Engines Affected: 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.7L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 154,600 mi (130,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 1.5L 4 Cylinder

    car pisses oil all over itself

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  • Visitor, , 1.5L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi

    Head gasket cracked and fluid is going into engine.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 140,000 mi

    I had to replace the head gasket at 140K, it was over heating

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