Question about 1997 Honda Civic
I already consulted and had my civic97/vti cheked with honda car
services in my town (u.n.avenue manila,philippines) my radiator is in
good condition, they replaced the thermo valve and sensor and still it
overheats. they said i might have had the overheating problem for a
long time without noticing it due to inaccurate reading of the sensor
and on the gage. thou they have not touch or opened the engine theres
already a sign of oil and h20 mixing up together, its like a
thick lite choco syrup.Theyre consediring an ENGINE REPLACEMENT
and not just rephasing it. this will cost a lot and its like buying
another second hand car.
Is there any other option before biting into it? im consediring a SURPLUS ENGINE for replacement, is it the right thing to do? what and how do i look for a good one? or since il be replacing it, id like to upgrade it to a more powerfull engine. what type of honda engine should i look for?
Can i still use my car to work without getting into any trouble its like 9km frm home to my office.
The syrup you are seeing (if it is white) is emulsification (water mixing with oil) with all due respect that car is too old to throw a lot of money at.
The emulsification would tie in with the overheating problem, this sounds more like a head gasket gone or a crack in the cylinder head.
I would take it to somewhere else and get a quote for a replacement cylinder head gasket and valve clean job, don't bother to check your cylinder head for cracks because crack testing is an expensive service, go to a breakers yard and get a second hand head to replace yours with.
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
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