1996 Honda Civic Cream in my intake and oil

Tiny
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1996 Honda Civic 4 cyl

I have a 96 honda civic ex 1.6, 5spd. I just bought the car and I have had to put in about 12-24 ounces of water in the radiator after about 40 miles of driving and I dont see any leaks, also there was some kinda flaky stuff in the radiator water? I put in redline water cooler cause there was not much coolent. When I 1st start the car it idles about 1100 and it drives fine, I noticed this cream stuff on the drive way and it was comming from the airfilter, (witch is not stock it has a injen air intake system) and it went up and in the throttle body, After further inspection I noticed this cream stuff under the oil cap a lilttle on the oil dip stick and stuck on the walls of the valve cover and on and around the spark plug. I dont see any in the radiator the water is clear. Can this be a blown or pertial blown head gasket? Thank You for your time and help
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 4:45 PM

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Tiny
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Get the cooling system block and pressure tested this will tell you something about the creamy looking substance-could be headgasket cracked head or block-

And also check out the PCV valve
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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I took off the #1 or #4 wire it had the cream stuff all around it and the plug. I drained a little oil and it was a greenish color with some cream stuff not that much? What should I also replace if I have to replace the head gasket? Like timming chain valves ect. Thank You!
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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Not familiar with this Honda 1.6 -but if it has a belt and water pump behind the front cover replace it-also the oil pump.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 2:59 PM
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Update. I took the head off and there was a new gasket on there, I took the head in to a machine shop and they told me it had already been re-surfaced and there was also a heli coil in the #3 cylinder so do you think my problem with loosing coolent in the oil lies in the head? Cause there is no water on the ground to indecate a crack in the block?
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 AT 2:53 AM
Tiny
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Coolant in the crankcase something is leaking get the head pressure tested/magnafluxed for hair line crack or try another headgasket and go from there.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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I had the head pressure tested and they found a crack. It was cheaper 2 get another head so my question is how do I set it 2 TDC? On the block the pistons are #1 Up to top of block#2 down #down and #4 up to top of block. Thank you for all of your help, This has been a nightmare.
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Friday, April 18th, 2008 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
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Put no.1 piston on its compression stroke-then line the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets then put the belt/chain on-
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Saturday, April 19th, 2008 AT 7:57 AM
Tiny
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So on the #1 piston I have it up to the top correct? On the head lining the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket do you just line them with the #1 so when the piston comes down on #1 the intake should start to open on the #1?
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Saturday, April 19th, 2008 AT 3:02 PM
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Put no.1 piston on compression stroke/TDC

Line the sprockets as you see below then install the belt-


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_timing_16l_1.jpg

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008 AT 4:23 PM
Tiny
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So it does'nt matter how many times I turn the sprocket on the head just as long as I line up the up mark with the white mark? Thank you very much!
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Saturday, April 19th, 2008 AT 8:36 PM

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