WHAT WOULD CAUSE WHITE SMOKE TO COME OUT OF MY EXHAUST

1995 Honda Civic

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 26, 2012 AT 6:09 AM

Where is the oil leaking from, front or rear?

The cylinder head gasket cannot be the cause of that, unless you have something trapped between the gasket layers. Oil cannot go into the cylinders via the gasket because this means you have no compression due to leakas and the engine is not going to run smoothly.

Reconfirm the leak. It should be external, most likely valve cover gasket, distributor or V-tec solenoid valve assy (if equipped) if from end of engine. Front of engine leakage means the camshaft seals.

Tiny

apac408

August, 26, 2012 AT 3:14 PM

It is leaking from the front of the engine where the engine block seals up with the cylinder head, and I can't seem to find where my cars camshaft seals are I have a d16z6 head

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 26, 2012 AT 6:04 PM

Seal is behind the cam pulley. When you removed the camcarriers you did not check or replace it? You need to have a little sealant between the carrier and cylinder head.

Tiny

apac408

August, 26, 2012 AT 8:40 PM

Ok so what do you mean put a little sealant between the carrier and cylinder head, and visual picture would be much appreciated and also too I remember something about replacing cam carrier o-rings where do those go pictures would be appreciated here as well if able to supply them.

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 26, 2012 AT 8:59 PM

# 1 camshaft holder at timing belt side has an oil seal under it. Sealant has to be applied under it when installing to prevent oil leaks. You need to apply sealant to the # 5 holder as well.

If your engine is V-tec, it would not have the o-ring. The plug seal would be inside the valve cover and if the seals are hardened, you would need to replace them.

Tiny

apac408

August, 26, 2012 AT 10:00 PM

Ok I applied sealant now the only other place where it is leaking from is right at the front left corner between the engine block and the cylinder head it starts from there and stops halfway between the headers

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 26, 2012 AT 10:24 PM

You need to find the exact source of the leak to be able to rectify it.

I don't know where you are refering to so how about a pix?

Tiny

apac408

August, 26, 2012 AT 10:48 PM

Here is a diagram location of where it is leaking

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 27, 2012 AT 7:04 AM

Check the distributor O'ring and the # 5 cam holder. You need sealant between the cam holder and head. The leak would look as if it is from between the heads as oil woul flow down from above and accumulate at the head.

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