Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 188688 miles
I recently changed the plugs and wires on my 1.6L SOHC honda engine. After test driving the car and rechecking the work all seemed to be fine. However, I noticed the engine started missing during idle. I popped open the hood and noticed oil coming from the 1 cylinder, and the plug wire boot had raised up. I pulled the wire and discovered oil. So I removed the plug (which seemed to have worked loose), cleaned off the oil, re-inserted it and connected the the wire. The car started up and the engine ran fine with no missing. I drove the car fairly hard for about 8 more hours. The next day I went out to check the 1 cylinder. More oil! Again I cleaned it up and drove it around town for about 30 mins, checked the cylinder again, and oil once again. The plug threads did not cross, and there was no oil in the cylinder when I originally changed the plugs and wires. Question: Blown/burnt head gasket? Or worn piston rings? Is it worth the fix on a motor with 188XXX miles? How long can I drive it before it is completely Kaput?
have the same problem?
Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 4:42 PM