It has been running real rough so I took it to a shop and the guy told me that autolite spark plugs were no good in foreign cars he took the old spark plug out and it was well didnt look right at all he put in a new one and had me rev the engine and all of sudden the car was smoking real bad out of the muffler whitish smoke he told me the motor was gone and i needed a new motor
No it has not been overheating or losing coolant at all it just has been running rough and poorly (loud) it was not smoking till he took out the old spark plug and put in the new one he said it was smoking out all that had been backed up into the cylinder due to non working spark plugs (there was oil on the spark plug)
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
that is a muffler shop where they get paid commissions based on parts sold. go to a real mechanic, he should be able to quickly identify whether you have a fuel supply OR spark problem so as to minimize replacing good parts and head scratching! fuel pressure can be tested, so can fuel pumps.
As long is it isn't the vetec engine, if you are looking for part numbers the NGK number is 2477. The Bosch number is 4501, That's the ones I would use. Autolite makes a pretty good platnium plug part number AP5224. not sure if that's the info you wanted so I hope it helped anyway.
Bear in mind that the guys at autozone were delivering news papers two weeks ago and the generic analyzer they use costs less than $45.00. It is a 2004 Honda, you can spend a buck on it. Take it to a real shop with real mechanics and have them put a real analyzer on it.
fill the radiator with water,then start it up and run it till its hot if its the water pump water will **** out of the seal.if its the head then the oil level will rise.......DO NOT BUY IT UNTIL YOU DO THIS.(unless its real cheap).
Well some spark plugs are better than others for certain cars and Autolite plugs are not recommended for hondas. As far as oil showing on the plugs the more likely indication is that the valve guides have gone bad on the engine. A good sign of bad valve guides is if the car smokes more when you first start it after it has been sitting overnight. The Proper way to test for a sound engine is to do a compression test on the cylinders, that way you have a percise check on the overall health of the engine(for a mechanic to say otherwise is not a good sigh). If the car does have bad valve guides it is not threatening to the healh of the engine. You biggest problem from faulty guides is that it will cause you spark plugs to foul(oil soaked) and not fire as well as it should, In my opinion and without having the results of a compression test I think that valve guides is you proplem and not a "bad engine". The reason for your car smoking more after the new plugs is that they are able to burn the oil and you older autolites could not. My biggest and most important recommendation is that you never go back to that mechanic again.