1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oil and water leaking from head

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Dannyum89, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Dannyum89

    Dannyum89 New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood
    Hey guys... Im very disapointed tonite. I finished putting the head back on my car. Everything went fine till I started it. Water and oil began leaking from the front left corner of the head gasket. Pretty bad too, took the cams back off and tightened it another 10 lbs. Same result, it was a freakin Cometic head gasket at that. My back is killing me and now I dont know what to do.
     
  2. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

    Messages:
    1,758
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Vermont
    Was this a rebuild of a motor with a preveous blown head gasket??? If so did you mill down the block before putting on the new gasket??? just a few ideas, also did you check the headgasket for failures before installing it. That is were I would start

    Good Luck
     
  3. t3t4delsol

    t3t4delsol New Member

    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    York, Pa
    sounds like you didn't replace the headbolts. Honda headbolts are torque to yield, meaning they can only be used 1 time.
     
  4. Dannyum89

    Dannyum89 New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood
    The motor was fine till it started blowing some oil out of cylinder #3. Never overheated or anything. I got the head milled just in case and bought anew head gasket.
     
  5. Dannyum89

    Dannyum89 New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood
    I dont have Honda head bolts. I have ARP studs. I replaced the head gasket again today and it still does it. except now its not leaking water anymore. Only oil.
     
  6. tabKola

    tabKola New Member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Location:
    Tewksbury MA
    Are you sure you are torquing them by enough and in the correct order?
     
  7. ntenc1

    ntenc1 New Member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Have you resurfaced the head? Pressure test? You are sure it's not the crank oil seal right?
     
  8. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

    Messages:
    1,758
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Vermont
    ya, were are you leaking oil from now?? if ya got the head resurfaced and a new gasket..then I would be with ntenc1 on the oil seal, even something elts attached to the motor, only other thing I can think of is ya dizz on tight enough lmao
     
  9. Dannyum89

    Dannyum89 New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood
    The head is torqued to spec and in the correct order. I torqued it with a brand new MAC torque wrench so I beleive its calibrated right. Its not a seal because I can see the oil coming out from between the head and the block rite underneath the thermostat housing. I thought it mite be the disty O ring but its not. Its definatly coming from the head gasket guys. I guess i'll have to take it all apart again.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page