2001 Honda Civic Car smoking

Tiny
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  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
  • 1.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 289,305 MILES
Ok the car puts out some smoke but its not a lot like it was before when the head gasket was blown on it. I cant really tell whether its a burning oil smell or a burning coolant smell, but the color of the smoke is more of a white color but it has a very small hint of blue to it. Before I started the car I had cleaned the throttle body and the IAC valve which fixed my idling problem.
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 4:41 PM

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Tiny
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White smoke usually is coolant and blue indicates oil. Have you noticed any excessive usage of coolant of oil?
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
Tiny
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Well today I took the spark plugs out and they were all fine, and I also did a dry compression check and cylinder 1 had a psi reading around 160 and cylinders 2, 3, and 4 had a psi reading around 150. I drove the car around the block and it was still smoking but after I got out of the car the smoke smelled more like burning oil but I couldn't really tell what color it was since it was dark out, during my little drive around the block the car ran smooth its just this smoke that is my main problem. Also while the car was idling some water came out the exhaust also while I was driving but it was a very small amount.
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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Chances are the water you saw was just condensation. Are you using oil or coolant?
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Friday, May 16th, 2014 AT 5:59 AM
Tiny
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Ok I was looking the car over and then I checked the oil level and found something that was not there before. I found that there is streaks in the oil on the dipstick I checked it like ten times and every time it was the same way. The picture I have attached will show you what I'm talking about ill circle what I found in the oil. And before that I started the car and let it idle for 10 minutes and during those ten minutes there was little amount of smoke from the exhaust but after the ten minutes it started to smoke way more than when I started it.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 1:59 AM
Tiny
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Its the picture above this reply, my first picture would not load for some reason.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 2:03 AM
Tiny
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That is a small amount, but it looks like coolant MAY be getting into the oil. That leads me to question a head gasket. The white smoke really leads me to believe that is the issue. Did you notice any creamy substance under the engine oil cap?
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Sunday, May 18th, 2014 AT 7:46 PM

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