check your crank sensor it might need to be adjusted or replaced
if you have a computer in it the computer might be shot
you might want to check for a blown head gasket or a cracked head or block. espically if it loosing water out of the radiator with out leaking on the ground.
You might as well change the Thermostat because it is comparatively inexpensive, but test the water pump to see if it needs to be replaced.
that can be any number of things. 1 check or replace the distributor. 2 check your head gasket. 3 if its back firing it doesnt always mean u jumped timing, your exhaust manifold gasket could be bad and you might be getting exhaust fumes in your intake manifold. note- intake manifold and exhaust manifold share 1 gasket
is it just residue from where the gasket is gone?, if not there is a possibility that the head is cracked, was the head checked to make sure it was not warped? and pressure tested?, also you might have an additional problem, radiator blockage,thermostat stuck or if its the k series the dreaded ballbearing problem, each of these could cause the gasket to go again
The only way, and maybe not even then, is to take it out. You might be able to guess if the thermostat housing has been taken apart by telltale signs of excess gasket sealer in the area.
No just make sure that the engine is cool. take the radiator cap off MAKE SURE ENGINE IS COOL... then you can take the thermostat housing off and replace the gasket you might have to replace the thermostat as the gasket might be an O ring around the Thermostat and not bought separatly. after your done fill up with water.
Did you check the thermostat to make sure it is working? If it is and you have enough coolant, you might want to check for head gasket issue. You can rent a tester at Autozone. HTH
check your distributor..you might have a bad distrib. o'ring or gasket,causing oil to leak inside of distributor and flooding your iginitor ,causing it to louse power and die.......................how often does it happen. if not have someone or yourself check the fuel pump pressure.... good luck..............
You might be looking for the word civic.
the brakes probably got too hot, due to long and hard braking. Then it is possible that the brakes start to do that. The other problem might be that your brakepads are worn and have to be replaced.
If it has a distributor, it might be the pickup inside the distributor.
if you have have water mixing with the oil then your cylinder head gasket might need replaced if it is not overheating just give a good run, when the oil heats the water will evaperate
There might be a leak in the water pump, or in the radiator. Maybe even check the radiator hoses for cracks and leaks.
Well you might need to provide a little more information. A car with a slow seep in the valve cover gasket ( Common with older cars ) Will generally run just fine, but it is best to get it replaced to prevent oil burning on the engine. A blown HEAD gasket however is a completely different story. Please add details for extended info.
they might need a little modification, but probably not much.
It IS possible that the new head gasket was not installed properly - either the gasket slipped or the head was not torqued down properly or in the proper sequence (don't feel bad it has happened MANY times to LOTS of other people) - OR - there is a crack in the block itself and the engine might have to be replaced.
You might check the distributor cap - my 1997 Jetta would run very rough until I got into 2nd gear when the weather was damp or wet. I checked the distributor and not only was one of the connections loose, there was a crack in the cap. After I replaced that...it was perfect in any weather.
sounds like it might be head gasket or intake gasket
You have a bad head gasket(s). Good Luck. you might have a cracked head you can get them replaced check and see if you have oil in radiator if oil in the engine might not be any good anymore...i am going through same problem Probably a head gasket or cracked head or block. Head gaskets fail when the engine overheats and the head warps.
Might have slight differences. They are both in the 4th gen or EF class of civic. 88-91.
On a 74 Corvette, there is a primary coil inside of the distributor that is usually the cause. I would assume that the engine turns over, but no fire. While you have the distributor apart, you might as well replace the secondary coil, located under the distributor plate too, because if this is the problem, you would have to tear the whole thing down again to fix it, and the parts do not cost that much.
you might have blown a head gasket,was the car hot when it died? was and is it blowing smoke more than normal, if so u might have blown a head gasket you might have blown a head gasket,was the car hot when it died? was and is it blowing smoke more than normal, if so u might have blown a head gasket or you might try your fuel pump relay switch, i`d try and get some codes first that's the short answer.
Might I suggest that either the leak was/is not at the timing cover gasket, or maybe something went wrong on the gasket install?