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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by importpower99, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. importpower99

    importpower99 Junior Member

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    I just put a Sir II motor in my 95 civic ex. IT runs fine when it just sitting there but after a minute of driving white smoke comes pouring out the back. It doesn't smell like oil or coolant. (i think) and the car is really sluggish. I also know the timing is off. Could that be the problem? Someone told me it cold be running rich. Thanks for the help
     
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    dcsports413 Senior Member

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    uhh, if you know your timing is off, i think you should start there bro.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    rich = black smoke..

    i'm gonna guess a headgasket problem.. is it eating coolant from the overflow jug?
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    yep, i'm gonna say headgasket issue. the white smoke you see is coolant going through your exhaust. watch your temp guage carefully. if its a headgasket problem it wouldn't be really hard to fix, but if you just bought the motor and you just put it in, there could be other problems your not aware of.
     
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    look at your coolant, is it sludgy? does the car have any odor at all?

    whered you get your motor?
     
  6. importpower99

    importpower99 Junior Member

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    it turns out it had more oil in it then i thought. That was the problem
     
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    crxb18aturbo Junior Member

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    if i were your i would do a leakdown test, if it is white smoke it is more than likely oil burning. you may have bad rings or you may need to lapp your valves so they seat properly. but most definatly adjust your timing.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ummm no

    blueish smoke = oil
    white smoke = coolant
    black smoke = running rich or excessive carbon deposits
     
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