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Old 02 Jan 2005, 09:33 pm
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Default head gasket or crack 1997 CIVIC EX

Slight stream of bubbles in the coolent recovery tank ar 800 rpm. Increase
in bubble stream intensity with rpm increase. Car was seriously overheared
once or twice before I bought it one month ago.

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Old 02 Jan 2005, 09:44 pm
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"draarc" <arc100@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Slight stream of bubbles in the coolent recovery tank ar 800 rpm.
> Increase
> in bubble stream intensity with rpm increase. Car was seriously
> overheared
> once or twice before I bought it one month ago.
>

Definitely something going on, and the head will have to come off to
determine just what it is. My guess is the head is warped rom the
overheating and will need to be milled, but the possibility of a cracked
head is still there.

Mike


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Old 03 Jan 2005, 08:30 pm
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Do you think it is possiable to use one of those liquid head gasket
repair sealers { thermagsaket or copper block weld} to stop the leaking
gasket.

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Old 03 Jan 2005, 11:40 pm
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Yes! I have used it sucessfully and have talked to people who say they
have used it sucessfuly.

I used Steel Seal. Read the enclosed link.
http://www.steelseal.com/eng/home.html

To make it work you have to follow instructions 100%, not 99%.
It's my understanding that SteelSeal in the coolant, at 212 Degrees F
or higher, chemically reacts with AIR to close the leak.

Before I used SteelSeal there was bubbling in the coolant and I could
hear a tick - tick. After, no bubbling and no tick - tick.

If it doesn't work you are only out about $80 and you can now do the
head job. If you have a cracked block, you may have to replace the
engine. Are slightly used engines and tranmissions from Japan still
available?

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>Do you think it is possiable to use one of those liquid head gasket
>repair sealers { thermagsaket or copper block weld} to stop the leaking
>gasket.


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Old 03 Jan 2005, 11:48 pm
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Charlie S wrote:
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> If it doesn't work you are only out about $80 and you can now do the
> head job. If you have a cracked block, you may have to replace the
> engine. Are slightly used engines and tranmissions from Japan still
> available?
>


You can still find them in Toronto pretty easily. In some cases, it's
actually cheaper to replace the engine than to repair it. A friend was
quoted $1000CAD for a B16 engine with low mileage INSTALLED.

Cosmin
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 08:29 pm
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Tried chemical head gasket repair with no success.

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Old 07 Mar 2005, 09:23 pm
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draarc wrote:

> Tried chemical head gasket repair with no success.


There's no substitute for curing a problem correctly. That crap just
screws up other parts of the cooling system.

D.Mills - Licensed Automotive Technician.


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Old 07 Mar 2005, 10:16 pm
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In article
<d3854c83375378a0f0aef57c07b0e6c8@localhost.talkab outautos.com>, "draarc"
<arc100@comcast.net> wrote:

> Tried chemical head gasket repair with no success.


If you have a cracked head gasket, the best solution is to replace the
head gasket. I don't believe there is any other solution to the problem.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you have a cracked head gasket,
please repost and we can tell you some indications of a cracked head
gasket. Entitle your post:
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 08:01 pm
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I have a 1997 honda civic ex and just had 2 new axels installed about 150
miles ago. This morning one axel just came out of the tranmission and had
to be towerd to the garage where the axels were installed. Does any know
why this would happen? thanks.

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Old 06 Feb 2007, 10:25 pm
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"draarc" <arc100@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 1997 honda civic ex and just had 2 new axels installed about 150
> miles ago. This morning one axel just came out of the tranmission and had
> to be towed to the garage where the axels were installed. Does any know
> why this would happen? thanks.
>


My guess: the axle was the wrong one and is too short. The axle end is
supposed to snap into the transmission also, but I think the basic problem
is that the axle is just too short.

Mike


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