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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.


  • 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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