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Old 05 Dec 2012, 12:46 am
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Default I have a problem with my 91' honda civic hatchback standard transmission?


91 honda civic hatchback standard transmission with 305k

Bought the car in jan of 2011. ran fine all summer until the rainy winter hit in september/october. it ran very bad a low rmp and when it was cold. i put a water remover into the gas tank and it seems too help.

all summer it ran perfect again.

About 2 or 3 weeks ago winter came through to cause problems again.

**When the car is idle, it will run very rough and shake and bog very low sounding like its going to crap out. then when i hit the gas it will "put"and shake the engine for the first 3000ish rpm and then when the engine revs high i can pull the clutch out and it will go.

today i couldnt start my car so i reconnected all the wires to the battery and stuff. did my normal procedure to try and start it. I hit the gas and clutch and stuff to desperately start it. IT finally made a weird noise and went quiet and i reved the gas up and it barely started. it was making a weird rattle (sounded like misfires) and when i hit the gas it shoook the engine like its never shaken before with a huge noise. i did this a few times and it got better and better( like it was warming up). when i drove i had to rev the engine super high to be able to pull the clutch out and then a hugeee amount of smoke came out of the exhaust right before i made it home. Once home i took the spark plug caps off and they were dripping with oil. **

I have done some research and it could possibly be the spark plug seals but what do you think?

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Old 05 Dec 2012, 01:01 am
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Its probaby got a broken or worn piston rings and or brokn valve pan cover gasket happend to me also
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 01:16 am
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It really sounds like an ignition problem, and the oil on the spark plugs could be it. You can confirm this by cleaning off the oil from the plugs and the wires. New wires would also be a good idea. Use only genuine Honda wires. Replacing the valve cover seals including the spark plug tube seals should stop the oil leak. But before you do that, try just tightening up the valve cover bolts. Use a torque wrench and do not exceed 8 ft-lbs. With luck, this will be enough to stop the leak at least for a while.
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