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Old 03-11-2016, 02:20 PM
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Smoke when I rev the engine.

Ok for as long as I can remember there was smoke coming from the front of the engine, near the radiator and the headers. At first I thought this was a bad header gasket(easy and cheap), but once I removed the heat shield I notice it was from somewhere else. My guess is the radiator. Now it's not big puffs of smoke it's very light, but as soon as I rev the engine it Becomes big puffs. Now this happens before the engine and radiator get hot. Before I pull my radiator I wanted to see if anyone has ever had this issue.

Please tell me it's NOT a bad head gasket.
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Re: Smoke when I rev the engine.

Are you seeing it or smelling it?Gonna have to warm it up and rev it with the hood open and your eyes paying attention.
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Re: Smoke when I rev the engine.

I'm going to look again today. But I don't smell anything, Just smoke. I know the smell of burning anti freeze so it's not that. So yeah I'm just seeing it.
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Re: Smoke when I rev the engine.

What does the smoke smell like? If it really is smoke you should be able to smell something. Coolant and oil have very distinctive odors, and they are quite different from each other. Do you have to add coolant or oil regularly? Do a compression test or even a leak-down test if you suspect a head gasket issue.
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Re: Smoke when I rev the engine.

Ok so it's not antifreeze and not oil. The smell is more like exhaust.
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Re: Smoke when I rev the engine.

My 97 Integra had that and turned out to be the header gaskets. It wasn't that the gaskets were bad but the nuts were loose.
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Re: Smoke when I rev the engine.

Yessssss those nuts were loose as ****..... First thing I did was spray wD40 thinking the bolts were tight. I soon as I got a good look at it I notice one blot was missing. The other bolts were very loose. Now there is tons of smoke around the header bc of the wd40. next issue is white smoke from the exhaust it's very low and when I accelerate it increases.
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