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How can you tell if the headgasket in a 91 Honda CRX is bad?

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I believe if you see white smoke when you start your car or if there is a lot of white smoke coming from the exhaust, this means you have water in the oil. Check the oil and if it appears watery then you have a blown head gasket.

THAT IS TRUE, BUT NOT ALWAYS THE GIVEAWAY, COULD BE BLOWN BETWEEN TWO CYLINDERS WHICH WOULD CAUSE NO SMOKE BUT LOSS OF COMPRESSION. YOU COULD CHECK THAT WITH A CYLINDER LEAK TEST OR MAYBE A COMPRESION TEST

  • jwko - steam from the tailpipe means that engine coolant is being burnt off in the cylinder with the air/fuel mixture! Use a compression tester to test each cylinder, if you find two cylinders with low, even pressure that are side by side then you know. Also could be a crack between cylinders. Keep in mind not to allow the engine to start while using a compression tester...remove all the plugs! The bottom line is, if you see steam from the tailpipe on a warm day you have a bad head gasket. if you see a milky like substance in the crankcase ( on dipstick or under oil cap) you could either have a bad PCV valve or a leak internaly.
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