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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:30 pm
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Default help!!!! 88 honda accord LXI with thick white smoke from exhaust?

has only 91,000 miles on this 18 yr old car.....car was parked on an inclined driveway for 5 minutes while running.........backed out, drove off and lots of white smoke coming from exhaust....is this a coincidence about it being parked on the incline and then smoking? car has oil in it...several months since last oil change...cousin said her older car did same thing....called "by" something and said car will now smoke until it conks out(which won't be long)....please help as this is my most dreaded thing to deal with (car repairs)...want some answers from all of u before i go to unknown mechanic .......all answers appreciated, although former and current mechanics (especially honda )will be blessed in return for their answers
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:34 pm
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It Could Be Engine Coolant Entering Your Upper Cyliners? Maybe Something Broke Or Leaked While Inclined Probably Coolant Into The Cylinders Or Something.Here A Link































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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:36 pm
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Time to bite the bullet and trade it in on a new car.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:40 pm
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white smoke is the headgasket , check for a light brown color in the radiator or dip-stick or inside valve cover oil cap this is all head gasket if it has a boggly sound to the motor like miss fire also can be head gasket if i remember its about 3 hour job part is about 30.00 $ the hill might have done it for the last of its life. but dont think parking on hills with it running will do this all the time. it is time for you to change it at 91,000 miles anyway all cars will have this prob sometime.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:44 pm
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blown head gasket.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:46 pm
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i own a repair shop,and the only thing that usually causes white smoke is a blown head gasket, on it i work on a lot of Honda,s at my shop,and i have seen a lot of them with blown head gaskets on them,,keep a check on the oil,,and anti freeze in it,until you get it checked out real good,other wise have it checked and see if that's it,,it may a simple thing on yours hope fully it will be,,good luck with it,i hope this help,s,,have a good x-mas.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:48 pm
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It's possible that this is a head gasket failure, but it's odd that if it only happens when the car is on an incline. The first thing to do is to determine whether it really is a head gasket problem. If it is, exhaust gas or oil may mix in with your coolant, and coolant may mix in with your oil: both of these conditions are detectable. If you change your oil, water will appear as foam or brown scum on the surface of the pan. You can also send a sample of oil out for analysis, to see whether it contains traces of antifreeze. Similarly, if you look into your radiator, you may see a layer of oil on the surface of the tank. There is a chemical test to determine whether exhaust gas has mixed with the coolant: since CO2 neutralizes the alkalinity of the coolant, a test strip that measures reserve alkalinity will tell you whether there is a blown headgasket.If the head gasket is gone, it's a half day of work to replace, which will probably cost you around $300. If this is more than you want to spend, there are a couple of half way things you can do: throw some Bars Leak into your radiator, which may just plug the leak in the gasked. Or have your cylinder head retorqued, which is about an hour's work. Chances are neither will help, but they're cheap.There are alternative explanations for your problem. You may have a leak in the rear seal of your master cylinder. This would allow brake fluid to leak back into the vacuum booster, and from there, it will get sucked into your intake manifold. Check the level of your brake fluid.It could be a leaky exhaust valve stem seal. This would allow a bit of oil to dribble into the exhaust port when you stop the car, and would come out as bluish smoke when you start. In this case, it's something that can go indefinitely before you need to fix it. But you will be using more oil than usual.































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Old 13 Sep 2007, 12:54 pm
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Head gasket.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:00 pm
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If the antifreeze and Motor oil looks ok, I would say it is the valve seals.
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UR HEAD GASKET IS BLOWN BABY!!!
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