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Old 03-11-2015, 07:43 PM
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How to diagnose head gasket Leak

wow it has been forever since I have been in the prelude scene.

So a buddy of mine wants me to work on his 89 with a 2.0 doc. I looked at it tonight and the valve cover gasket is definitely leaking. But when I looked at the back side it appears that there is oil residue leaking down where the head and block meet. The oil is clear as in its not milky. Is it safe to say that the head gasket is leaking oil on the back side? I am more familiar with the 4th gens so I'm not sure where the oil ports are on the 3rd gens.
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If it were my car and as long as there isn't any milk in the oil or radiator and the compression was good.... I'd drive it. Hell it's been driving good so far, I assume.
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If it were my car I would do the same :)
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