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Las Vegas, NV
I would not go to honda dealer just for that, call around town to get your estimates. check also all your door switch maybe be broken, since 1993 it could be damage just opening/closing for almost 20 yrs.
get estimates here or call your local shop in your area.
need to be scanned for error code, go to your local auto zone for check engine diagnose test.
check the belts if loose or cracked, check belt tension maybe needs to be adjusted or replace. sometimes the alternator make noise also.
call other shop and get another estimates
take it back to the shop let them reset the light or run the code scanner maybe they did not fix the problem and have another code.
it's better to replace, i would get another opinion, call your local repair shop around town.
sounds blown head gasket but you're doing the right thing checking it and fix first the temp gauge. the white smoke is normal the first few minutes you drive, you know if it's bad gasket it will continue seeing smoke when you drive and overheating. i would also do the test again.
what kind of brake pads and brake shoe you're using? i am using ceramics pads for my own cars.
should follow your instruction manual. preventive maintenance timing belt should be change around 70k - 100k miles