1989 honda accord dx smokes on startup when cold

10

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

113,835

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

2 people found this helpful.

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

1 people found this helpful.
10

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

1 people found this helpful.
113,835

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.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 101,457 nationwide Accord listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,520
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    2,160
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
787 Great Deals out of 70,563 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
334 Great Deals out of 52,331 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord Coupe
96 Great Deals out of 4,045 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
548 Great Deals out of 67,107 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Maxima
203 Great Deals out of 17,319 listings starting at $1,900
Used Hyundai Sonata
352 Great Deals out of 49,224 listings starting at $1,250
Used BMW 3 Series
836 Great Deals out of 32,370 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Accord For Sale
75,146 listings starting at $19,991
2017 Honda Accord For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 3,242 listings starting at $14,691
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 2,520 listings starting at $11,500
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 6,821 listings starting at $8,982
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,955 listings starting at $8,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.