1999 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 230000 miles
I have a 1999 civic SIR with a b16a2 engine in it. It has alot of km on it and it's burning alot of oil. The coolant seems to be fine, but I am getting black soot on my rear bumper. When it was last at honda they siad it had low compression in two cylinders. Last week a had to replace the spark plugs because they were so badly damaged the engine light was coming on and the car was idling and excellerating irradically. Is there any way to tell through these simptoms what is wrong? I have narrowed it down to valves, head gasket, rings, and maybe the PCV valve. I just don't want to spend all the money on an engine rebild if it can be fixed with one or two parts. Is a wet and dry compression test the only way to determine the exact cause? If so, once I have results how do I know what they mean?
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 26th, 2008 AT 8:05 AM