I have a 1990honda civic dx I just bought it was overheating now it shoots white smoke from exaust

Elizabeth Williams

Asked by Jan 31, 2014 at 09:20 PM about the 1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought the car in oct. Decided to give it a tune up changed spark
plugs .it started overheating badly. Then white smoke started from
the exhust  it still runs and starts the man I bought it from had
assured me it was running great  , one month after purchase this is
what happened

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I hope its not a blown head gasket, but thats what its looking like.


Yes blown head gasket. See if there is antifreeze in the oil.

Elizabeth Williams

Thats what I thought I was checking prices to repair but it almost seems cheeper to replace engine

Elizabeth Williams

The guy I bought it from I guess put additive in rad. To maybe mask problem I was told

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Hate to hear that happened to you. And it sure sounds like a blown head gasket.

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