1997 Honda Prelude overheating

Tiny
RAVENBLUE1
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  • 1997 HONDA PRELUDE
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Over heats and throws white smoke from the exhaust. Changed the thermostat and hose. What else could it be?
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 AT 1:27 PM

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Tiny
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Definitely not the thermostat, but it is likely not opening. White smoke from the exhaust is due to engine coolant burning in the engine due to a leaking cylinder head gasket, or less likely, a cracked cylinder head. Combustion gases will pool under the thermostat and prevent it from opening. Thermostats need to be hit with hot liquid to open. Hot air won't do it.
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 AT 3:08 PM

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