Question about 1994 Acura Legend
I just bought this car and the woman said she had the radiator and head gasket replaced. The day after I bought it I noticed that when idling at a stop it hiccups, then I noticed once that a little bit of smoke came out of the hood near the drivers side and smelled like burnt oil. She just had the oil replaced too, and when I checked it it looked like it had a quart too much... Any ways, the hiccup and burnt smell are really the problem. Almost like a vaccum leak and then supposedly last night when someone else was driving it felt like it wasn't getting gas and then when the pedal was pushed again it accelerate fine.
I would say don't replace anything until you have the "fault codes" read via the on-board diagnostic system.
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Posted on Jul 11, 2008
sound like u may have a blown headgasket or 2, have a cylinder leak down test performed , also have a block check performed... if u determine u have a blown head gasket or 2!!!, be sure to check the block for warpage and send the heads out to a machine shop to check for cracks and machined if still good.... may as well have them perform a valve job as well if u can afford it..
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
You need to check the transmission oil level as it is probably low and top it up as required there is a specific way of getting an accurate reading so read the manual first or get it checked by a mechanic .
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
no guaratees but I might try the air filter next and if that that then the fuel filter. I hope yu give me a good thumbs up for trying, Le me know how it turns out, Raz
Posted on Apr 19, 2010
I had a problem on my 1991 Acura after starting a hot engine it would almost die after a normal start. I think I determined the problem was a leaky fuel injector or leaky fuel bypass valve. I fixed it by using Marvel Mystery Oil in my gasoline. Put in 2 ounces of Marvel for every 5 gals of gas every time you get gas. Marvel Mystery oil does two things for your system. It cleans your injectors, bypass valve and it lubricated the shafts that can stick. It sure made my Acura run better. My daughter has a 2008 Honda and the Marvel is helping her car idle better. You might give it a try, its not expensive and won't hurt anything. Only 2 ounces per every 5 gals of gas.
Posted on May 15, 2010
Sounds like the service department sent you out with a leaking gasket or two. The smoke is probably coming from oil that is leaking onto the exhaust pipe or exhaust manifold. You should not have to worry about it, other than having to smell the burning oil and put up with the smoke. Once the problem is fixed, it may take a few days for the oil to completely burn off the exhaust pipes before the smoke is eliminated..
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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