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Old 26 Feb 2007, 05:34 pm
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"Murray R. Van Luyn" wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> My bunky is an old '77 Civic 2-door with the blue smoke option pack. It
> appears to be losing coolant and boils after a short time, but there are
> no visible cooling system leaks.
>
> My guess is that it's a corroded aluminium head issue and the leak is into
> one of the cylinders. In that case it's pretty much a terminal situation
> for such an old engine. Does that sound right, or am I overlooking
> something less serious and maybe repairable?
>


I had a '78 Accord which had a pin hole leak in the water jacket in the
intake manifold. This leak produced white smoke and over a period of time
it eventually caused the head gasket to fail. Upon removing the intake
manifold, there was a distinct line of dried up white antifreeze residue
running down the inside of one of the intake runners. Pressure testing the
manifold's water jacket with compressed air in a sink of water confirmed the
leak, air bubbles came out through aluminum runner.

Eric
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 05:37 pm
Murray R. Van Luyn
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Default 1977 CiViC loses coolant

Hi,

My bunky is an old '77 Civic 2-door with the blue smoke option pack. It
appears to be losing coolant and boils after a short time, but there are no
visible cooling system leaks.

My guess is that it's a corroded aluminium head issue and the leak is into
one of the cylinders. In that case it's pretty much a terminal situation for
such an old engine. Does that sound right, or am I overlooking something
less serious and maybe repairable?

Regards,
Murray R. Van Luyn.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 06:12 am
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"Murray R. Van Luyn" <vanluynm@NOSPAM.iinet.net.au> wrote in
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> Hi Eric,
>
> Thanks for relating your experience. I haven't seen any white smoke
> from my exhaust as you had encountered, but it's been running very
> rough for a few minutes after start-up. I guess aluminium heads and
> manifolds just have a finite lifetime in terms of coolant
> vulnerability.




No they don't.

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Old 27 Feb 2007, 06:46 pm
Murray R. Van Luyn
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Default Re: 1977 CiViC loses coolant

Hi Eric,

Thanks for relating your experience. I haven't seen any white smoke from my
exhaust as you had encountered, but it's been running very rough for a few
minutes after start-up. I guess aluminium heads and manifolds just have a
finite lifetime in terms of coolant vulnerability.

Probably time I started looking for a replacement. I wonder if these Honda
Jazz sedans are much good?

Regards,
Murray R. Van Luyn.
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http://members.iinet.net.au/~vanluynm/

"Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message news:45E36EA1.6B204FC0@spam.now...
> "Murray R. Van Luyn" wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> My bunky is an old '77 Civic 2-door with the blue smoke option pack. It
>> appears to be losing coolant and boils after a short time, but there are
>> no visible cooling system leaks.
>>
>> My guess is that it's a corroded aluminium head issue and the leak is
>> into
>> one of the cylinders. In that case it's pretty much a terminal situation
>> for such an old engine. Does that sound right, or am I overlooking
>> something less serious and maybe repairable?
>>

>
> I had a '78 Accord which had a pin hole leak in the water jacket in the
> intake manifold. This leak produced white smoke and over a period of time
> it eventually caused the head gasket to fail. Upon removing the intake
> manifold, there was a distinct line of dried up white antifreeze residue
> running down the inside of one of the intake runners. Pressure testing
> the
> manifold's water jacket with compressed air in a sink of water confirmed
> the
> leak, air bubbles came out through aluminum runner.
>
> Eric



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Old 27 Feb 2007, 07:52 pm
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"Murray R. Van Luyn" <vanluynm@NOSPAM.iinet.net.au> wrote in news:45e4da21
$0$11534$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:

>>> I guess aluminium heads and
>>> manifolds just have a finite lifetime in terms of coolant
>>> vulnerability.

>>
>>
>>
>> No they don't.
>>

>
> Yes, either they are.
>



What?


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Old 27 Feb 2007, 09:19 pm
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Murray R. Van Luyn wrote:
> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns98E4D45E2CF50tegger@207.14.116.130...
>> "Murray R. Van Luyn" <vanluynm@NOSPAM.iinet.net.au> wrote in news:45e4da21
>> $0$11534$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
>>
>>>>> I guess aluminium heads and
>>>>> manifolds just have a finite lifetime in terms of coolant
>>>>> vulnerability.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> No they don't.
>>>>
>>> Yes, either they are.
>>>

>>
>> What?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Tegger
>>
>> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
>> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

>
>
> Or have they as well? No, I agree.
>
>
>


I want some of what you're smoking!

:0)

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Old 28 Feb 2007, 12:28 pm
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"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "Murray R. Van Luyn" <vanluynm@NOSPAM.iinet.net.au> wrote in
> news:45e3e12a$0$5419$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
>
>> Hi Eric,
>>
>> Thanks for relating your experience. I haven't seen any white smoke
>> from my exhaust as you had encountered, but it's been running very
>> rough for a few minutes after start-up. I guess aluminium heads and
>> manifolds just have a finite lifetime in terms of coolant
>> vulnerability.

>
>
>
> No they don't.
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/


Yes, either they are.

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Old 28 Feb 2007, 01:58 pm
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"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "Murray R. Van Luyn" <vanluynm@NOSPAM.iinet.net.au> wrote in news:45e4da21
> $0$11534$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
>
>>>> I guess aluminium heads and
>>>> manifolds just have a finite lifetime in terms of coolant
>>>> vulnerability.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> No they don't.
>>>

>>
>> Yes, either they are.
>>

>
>
> What?
>
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
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Or have they as well? No, I agree.



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Old 28 Feb 2007, 05:56 pm
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"Andrew" <a@a.ca> wrote in message news:sx6Fh.767$Xi2.742@edtnps89...
> Murray R. Van Luyn wrote:
>> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
>> news:Xns98E4D45E2CF50tegger@207.14.116.130...
>>> "Murray R. Van Luyn" <vanluynm@NOSPAM.iinet.net.au> wrote in
>>> news:45e4da21
>>> $0$11534$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
>>>
>>>>>> I guess aluminium heads and
>>>>>> manifolds just have a finite lifetime in terms of coolant
>>>>>> vulnerability.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> No they don't.
>>>>>
>>>> Yes, either they are.
>>>>
>>>
>>> What?
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tegger
>>>
>>> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
>>> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

>>
>>
>> Or have they as well? No, I agree.
>>
>>
>>

>
> I want some of what you're smoking!
>
> :0)
>
> a


Um, um, um...I did it!

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Old 01 Mar 2007, 05:19 am
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| no visible cooling system leaks.

1 can put a big & thick rubber washer into radiator ( when
cool ) cap's socket, use a 60 ml syringe to pump air into
radiator to create pressure, then a leak can be noticeable
if fluid is seen / felt @ any joint.
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