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Smoking when VTEC kicks in

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by EGDriver93, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. EGDriver93

    EGDriver93 New Member

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    So I'm looking at this from several ways.
    I can be driving fine and when I approach the VTEC kick in, I get puffs of smoke out the back. Only in higher RPM's. and I've noticed that I go through coolant a lot lately.
    1. Could be a Cam Seal leak
    2. Could be a leaky head gasket about to go
    3. Could be running to rich, which I know it is already.
    4. It's def getting worse.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    what color is the smoke
     
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    EGDriver93 New Member

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    White/ Blue-ish Not full on blue/ black like a head gasket failure.
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    White is coolant, Blue is oil, and Black is carbon soot from combustion. I'd say the first step for you is to do a compression and leakdown test.
     
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    :werd: Start with the simple and free stuff first to see if its an easy fix.
    Don't spend money where you don't have to.
     
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    No you're def right. Thanks guys. It didn't even cross my mind to do a compression test. Good ideas. I'll let you know what happens.
     
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    dbb95ex Work in progress!

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    Let me know what goes on, mine is doing same thing but mine is black ish my buddy was driving behind me the other day. I'm thinkin i'm runnin rich but who knows. I've yet to of had a chance to really look into it.
     
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    Yeah dude I am def running rich. I've got a damn ash cloud on the back of my car.
     
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    dbb95ex Work in progress!

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    What is a good plug to go with? I looked at mine and they look like they need to go. Looks like some carbon build up or something.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Why dont you try changing the ecu to one more suitable for your engine setup before you go swapping out parts. :thumbsup:
     
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    I've thought about that a lot. I know I will need one at some point. Might as well save for a standalone ECU now, get it over with. I can't really tune it until that is set up properly.
     
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