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Old 31 Oct 2011, 03:01 am
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Hello, This is a shout out to all car mechanics. I am in dire need of help, ASAP!

I'm going to put this as simple and detailed as possible.

I have a 99' Honda Civil LX

Nearly everything has been replaced at one point or another within the past 2 years, even the engine.

So this is the issue.

I was driving one day and randomly started hearing low pitched; not very loud like clicking (assuming it's the engine). My car started to stall out when i stopped at stop signs or lights, it would just die on me, and have to start it back up while hitting the gas.

So, I checked it out and found it was low on oil.. okay so I stopped at a gas station and added some 5W-30 the correct oil of course. 2 quarts to be exact. Then it was working a bit more smooth, but then it go worse after I made it home, and tried to leave the same night. I drove a matter of 20 miles, and the worst 10 miles it was at the end on the way back.. The noise i heard before had become so loud it was like a damn motorcycle! And performance went to shit. I had to go up a hill I usually make up on 3rd gear, in 1st!!

Now, I can eliminate a few ideas it might be thought to be. It's surely not electrical in any way, since I've got a capacitor for my battery and all new wires all around. So.. also not the alternator.

Also, when I barely made it back that night, my car engine was so hot, it was bubbling mad! Yet, my meter was where it was supposed to; never showing over the middle on the engine temp..

I'm not gonna discuss my personal problems, but without this car, you all have no idea how royally ****ed I am tomorrow..

Please give me your best suggestions, comments, ideas, or whatever you can THINK of!

I need a problem solver for my car, RTA not a solution either; that's already ****ed me too..

My insight is something the the head gasket, but not a clue where to check it..


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Old 31 Oct 2011, 03:16 am
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It sounds like you were losing compression; so start with a compression check of all 4 cylinders.

Frankly, regardless of waht the issue is, I don't think it's something you can fix overnight.
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Old 31 Oct 2011, 03:59 am
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Also sounds like a blown head gasket that loud clunking sound and hot engine = burned gasket. You can pressure test the coolant system to see if you do have a bad gasket.
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