• Tiny
  • john hosey
  • 1988 Honda Civic

Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

I think the head gasket is blown. The car will barely start and there's coolant spraying out of the tailpipe. Also, when it does run there is a hissing sound coming from the radiator overflow tube. I need to know if it's the gasket or whole head that needs replacement.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 AT 8:46 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,938 posts

Hi john hosey,

Symptom indicates a bad head gasket but without removing the head and sending it for testing, we would not know the extend of the damage.

If the situation is really bad, the complete engine might need to be replaced.

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Monday, May 3rd, 2010 AT 11:24 AM

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