Long story short, Car begins to over heat, (replaced radiator) headgasket blew. (Wouldn't start, but started after a long crank) white smoke from muffler. Replaced headgasket, no start,Runinoutofspace

Asked by Nov 18, 2014 at 10:35 PM about the 1997 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Messed with the timing by turning
the crankshaft counter clockwise. No
specific reason. I've also replaced
fuel pump and filter, distributor, spark
plug wires (has spark) I can hear fuel
pump prime an fuel injectors fetting
fuel when in start. I tightend my head
the right way. (I can hear a buzzing
sound coming from the starter area) I
put a new battery, battery terminals,
battery fuze. Still just cranks but no
start. I just wanna know if I should go
ahead an replace my thermostat,
timing belt and water pump. Haven't
felt like a boss in my car for about 8
weeks now :( please help

2 Answers

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When you replaced the gasket,did you have head checked for warpage or valve damage?

No because it started right up every time before I did the headgasket change. Just had a lot of white smoke from muffler with a sweet smell.

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