Engine Performance problem
1995 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles
Where to start. I have two huge holes in my radiator and it leaks bad. I have been VERY cautious and stop frequently to fill it with water. The temperature has never gone into the red nor even 3/4. I would keep my trips short and again very cautious until I had the money to buy a new radiator (which now I have and about to put in). Anyway, out of the blue the other day I went to start my car. And then and since then it idles rough and sounds like it is missing or running on 3 instead of 4 cylinders. It idles really rough and low at a stop. Almost like it's going to stall out. However, there is no apparent loss of power. As quick as ever when I give it a good amount of gas. Also, it seems to run fine like it did before once it is fully warmed up. I have no white smoke or water out the exhaust (though now a real strong or rich smell) and no water in my oil. I have yet to check my spark plugs or anything else. Is this a head gasket gone bad or something more minor (I hope). Anyway input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 10:52 PM