Mechanics

OIL LEAK

1995 Honda Civic

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 193000 miles

Just bought a 95 civic to use as work beater. Doing tune up and changed plugs today. Middle two plugs had oil almost covering their tops once plug boots were removed. Any ideas of problem? Engine was way low on oil when checked.

Also does that 1.6L have a PCV valve on it? If so, where? Thanks!
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JRHunter
June 11, 2009.



Hi there,
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You will need to replace the rocker cover gasket,

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 12, 2009.
Is that a big job on these Honda 1.6L's? Something do-able in the driveway? This is my first dive into the import world, so I'm clueless. Thanks

Tiny
JRHunter
Jun 12, 2009.
Hi there,

This is something that you can do at home, you should go get a work shop manual as this will give you all the info to do this job with plenty of pics, its a good investment and you will be able to do many of these simple jobs with confidence.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 12, 2009.
Thanks again for the advice. Replaced the valve cover gasket, grommets, and plug tube seals yesterday. They looked pretty well trashed.

Now, took the car for a quick test drive last night and I was getting quite a bit of blue smoke when accelerating. Not sure if this is normal due to residual oil in the wrong places from the leaky gaskets or if something else needs attention. Will do oil change soon and see if that helps. Any info is really appreciated! Thanks

Tiny
JRHunter
Jun 13, 2009.
Hi there,

Do the oil change first, then see how it goes, was it burning oil before?

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 13, 2009.
I think to some degree, I think yes. But, just got the car last week to use as a commute beater.

Tiny
JRHunter
Jun 14, 2009.