Engine Cooling problem
1997 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 134687 miles
My 97 honda prelude recently had its radiator replaced due to corrosion. Since then, the car has occasionally sputtered out white smoke that smells like gasoline when started. The smoke disappears when the engine warms. I took it to a mechanic fearing the car had overheated at some point and antifreeze was leaking into the engine from a head gasket problem. Even though there were no performance problems and there was no discoloration of the engine oil. The mechanic checked this through compression tests, etc. And told me he didn't find a problem even though he did see the smoke at one startup. (He kept the car for several days). He suggested that this may be normal for my car at its age. This mechanic's shop is a very reputable one in this area. But it is still going on, and I am still worried.
have the same problem?
Sunday, May 11th, 2008 AT 6:56 PM