how can i tell if engine block is slightly bent or taking in hair??on a 98 honfa civic ex


Asked by Apr 18, 2016 at 11:33 AM about the 1998 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How can I tell if engine block is getting air

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"taking in hair?" should not go your grooming in that location~ one would have to pull off the heads and use a machinist's level as one might do on a rebuild~ the head gasket is the concern here, I think...get a compression test...will reveal where the "hair" is leaking~ from...achem...air/fuel what you mean...but this might be caused by an there any coolant left? where is the coolant leak? I'd look for that first~


Lol lol ...I ment" air"...I thing .my over flow tank is dripping a lil I didn't over heat tho temperature gage did not move like it was over heating...but I see dripping from overflow tank from top.....there's no milky dunk on my oil stick I don't think it's the head gaskets


So maybey I replace the overflow tank first you think ??


you are there, Malena...not sure exactly the problem here...but check the levels...the overflow tank has two markations on not overflow..."full cold" is where it should be...if that is leakin' it'd be that where we are now...clue me in, just once or two~

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okay none of these are more than 20 bucks~ gws_rd=ssl#q=98+honda+civic+ex+overflow+tank


No's marking where u said...the problem is after I run the car a lil a loses power ..I thought it was gonna be head gasket...but it's had oil ..the dip stick don't have milkly substance...there's no white sweet smelling that would imply it was the head gasket next I let it run for 20minutes to. See if it overheated but it didn't but I Ser water dripping slightly from over flow top ...some say it could be that ..cuz it's a old car get a screw on cap ???? I don't want to drive it and get Arco or hit really over heating and ble my engine

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Gap I think I found out the source I heard if u check the overflow tank and leave the tub in and see if it bubbles ..that means head might have expanded and have y to take to shop to fix then put head gasket on and that should fix it ?????? Excuse some of me spelling ..I'm a lil stupid women lol


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