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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by stuntstere, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. stuntstere

    stuntstere Member

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    I have a 94 civic ex and i was checking my radiator fluid today and when i took the cap off there was some black residue on the cap/radiator and in my over flow tank. What could this be. The black stuff is a solid build up too. Could this be head gasket material?

    thanks, Nick
     
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    Do you see any cream colored goo on the inside of your oil cap?
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Welcome to headgasket leakage - population, you. This happened to my D15B7 before I swapped the head. Chances are, you have the lucky HG leak - oil in coolant, but no coolant in the oil. I'd suggest planning a date to change the headgasket.
     
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    there is no creme colored goo on the inside on my oil cap. If it was oil in my radiator then why is it solid.
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Solid? Like solid on the overflow bottle, or on the cap? Unless its paint from the necks of the radiator - there is no other cause other than HG leakage.
     
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    thanks for your help
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    No prob. Thats why we're here. :)
     
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