1989 honda accord dx smokes on startup when cold

Lee Corbin
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Asked by Nov 13, 2013 at 09:35 PM about the 1989 Honda Accord DX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the motor only has 60,000 miles on it. I change the oil religiously  using valvoline
conventional. this last time i also added a quart of lucas oil additive.  the car is in great
shape and i am the second owner   i just tuned up the motor adding air filter,plugs,cap
and rotor. i also cleaned the carburator.  the car only smokes after sitting for 8 - 10
hours. this is a very nice little car  but not worth another new motor.  any thoughts
would be appreciated.

4 Answers

tennisshoes
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What color is the smoke? Blue is oil white is coolant.

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the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve~ https://www.google.com/#q=1989+honda+accord+pcv+valve

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Lee Corbin
10

oops sorry the smoke is blue it is def. oil smoke

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tennisshoes
71,655

Oil is most likely running down from the valve stem seals, it is definitely old enough to have that problem, even though the mileage is low.

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