WHAT WOULD CAUSE WHITE SMOKE TO COME OUT OF MY EXHAUST

1995 Honda Civic

Tiny

apac408

August, 21, 2012 AT 4:08 AM

Ok I replaced the valve seals, valve cover gasket, but I need to replace the o rings that go underneath the cam carriers but cant seem to find them at any auto store. Would anyone happen to know what size they are so I can just buy some universal ones?

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 21, 2012 AT 6:34 AM

You can get 3 out of the 4 but the 3rd cylinder is a special one with an additional loop for the oil pressure hole. Remove the O-ring and got to the seal shop. They can measure the size for you.

Did you try the dealer?

Tiny

apac408

August, 21, 2012 AT 6:22 PM

Okay so I got the o rings installed now new problem I cracked the camshaft carrier and in doing so found that one of the rods in the rocker arm assembly is bent. I am replacing the whole assembly but one question I do have is what sequence do I tighten the bolts in since when I did it the first time it cracked my camshaft carrier.

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 21, 2012 AT 6:35 PM

If a camshaft carrier is bad, you would need to replace the cylinder head assy as cam carriers are cylinder head specific.

If you do not replace the cylinder head, you would have to test the bearing clearance for the camshaft journals. Install the camshaft carrier without the rocker arms first and tighten to specification. Manually turn the camshaft to test if it turns easily. It MUST.

Tightening sequence is not the main cause of you breaking the cam carrier. You did not tighten them evenly. You should be tightening them a few turns for each screw and ensure the carriers are seated correctly.

Tiny

apac408

August, 21, 2012 AT 8:21 PM

I cant just get a whole new rocker arm assembly and put it on

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 21, 2012 AT 9:45 PM

The cam carrier bearing caps might not match and this would result in the camshaft seing up sooner or later.

If you must, reuse whatever camcarrier bearings caps possible and for the new ones you are putting in, perform the test as I outlined. If it is tight, remove the locking guide for the cap and after holding all other carriers, tighten this one last and see if it improves.

Tiny

apac408

August, 25, 2012 AT 9:00 PM

Okay I replaced the whole entire rocker arm assembly and it fit perfect and I also replaced the valve seals, but when I go to start it it will start when I give it gas but once I let off it dies is this a problem with timing and also too I am still getting blue smoke coming out from my exhaust how long should I let it run for to see if it gets any better

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 25, 2012 AT 10:05 PM

The blue smoke might be there for a few days depending on the running time. At least 1/2 and hour to see any difference.

Not the timing. Maybe the idling speed is too low. Did you adjust the valve clearances according to specs?

Tiny

apac408

August, 25, 2012 AT 10:34 PM

Dam I knew I forgot something all adjust the valves and post any differences

Tiny

apac408

August, 26, 2012 AT 3:02 AM

Ok I adjusted the valve clearances and the car started nice and fine still smoking but I did notice that oil is leaking around the cylinder head I'm thinking the gasket I got isn't doing its job which is probably causing oil to go into the cylinders what do you guys think

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