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1990 Honda Accord Question: What can cause engine oil in the cooling system,I have 214,000 miles on my lx

 

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Pappy B, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Stoneville, NC, January 05, 2014, 10:10
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This started slowly and is getting worse,I am a mechanic and took very good care of it I bought it new 24 years ago. I am no sure where to start,head gasket or somewher else.THANKS WALT

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    ProfessorG January 05, 2014, 10:20
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    I was just looking at some history on these and come upon a listing of head gasket problems. Don't remember if that earlier model has an oil cooler.

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    pushrod January 05, 2014, 11:20
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    Is it manual or auto trans?

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    Pappy B, January 05, 2014, 11:48
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    It's a manual trans. and engine runs fine and does not show signs of coolant in the lube oil,thanks WALT.

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    ProfessorG, January 05, 2014, 11:52
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    Your the expert, 2 heads are better than one, 3's a crowd.

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 11:55
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    It was just a thought. Got to cover all the bases!
    Expert, no! You da man!

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    Pappy B, January 05, 2014, 13:38
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    Hey thanks for the input,I'm the one thats asking for help I just don't know if it's worth the effort to put a head gasket on it and thats not the problem, but it's a start.I just don't know where the oil passages come thru and how close they are to the coolant jacket.I read they had a problem with porisity in some later engines that caused the same problem. I'll do somemore checking before tearing it apart.Thanks again, Walt

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 13:46
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    U bet Walt. Let us know what you find. Seems it has to be pressure related to overcome coolant system pressure. But then it seems that residual coolant system pressure would put coolant in oil with engine off! It's a crapshoot really. There is a Honda tech here on RepairPal, maybe he will help us out. If he can't, nobody here can do any better!!

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