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Old 08-25-2009, 11:14 PM
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New to the forums...a few question.

Not too long ago i got a Prelude Type Sh a year 2000.
I got the Lude about 3 to 4 months ago.
i would like to fix everything wrong with it first before i turn it into my project car...i got a few question. My first question is.
1. When i accelerate to about 4000 rpms black smoke comes out the tail pipe.

2. My Lude burns alot of oil about every week i have to put in four quarts of oil there is no signs of a leek in my driveway.
I was told that i might need a new head gasket, but i want to get some knowledge from prelude owners before i change my head gasket.
Can i get a few tips on my two questions please...thanks i really apprecieate it!
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Re: New to the forums...a few question.

Whhhooaaa!!! 4 Qts a week dawg!!!... I hope thats just an exaggeration cuz that aint right. The H22 is notorious for burning oil but that is way to much to not know where I'ts going. Hopefully you didn't pick up a lude with fried rings cuz it's gonna get really expensive, really quick. Take it to Autozone or Kragen(or Checker Schucks on the EastCoast) and get a compression test asap...

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Re: New to the forums...a few question.

hai, im new here. but generally when oil burns its white/blue smoke and when fuel burns its black smoke. I just got my 2000 prelude 3 days ago so im no expert yet.
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Re: New to the forums...a few question.

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hai, im new here. but generally when oil burns its white/blue smoke and when fuel burns its black smoke. I just got my 2000 prelude 3 days ago so im no expert yet.
i know this may sound a little stupid but do you know how to fix the fuel burning, which is causing the black smoke? i was thinking of getting a new filter and changing the injectors.
do you think that would help?
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Re: New to the forums...a few question.

I just discussed something similar to this not too long ago. Just because a certain color is coming out the tail isn't a tell tale sign of one thing. Yes black smoke does occur with a rich A/F mixture but there are so many bi-products of combustion exiting the tail pipe. Oil burns black as well, and all ludes, especially h22's burn oil. If yer confident it's a A/F mixture, check yer timing to make sure yer not advanced.


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i know this may sound a little stupid but do you know how to fix the fuel burning, which is causing the black smoke? i was thinking of getting a new filter and changing the injectors.
do you think that would help?
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Re: New to the forums...a few question.

As you can see above, No one color is a tell tale sign. White or blueish/ purple or any combination of the three is typically water/coolant not so much burning but vaporizing in the cylinder. But like I said there are so many bi-products of combustion coming out color is just one way to help in a diagnosis. Smell is a biggie as well. If it smells like burning oil, It probly is. If its sweet and thick its probly water/coolant... and so on, and so on. Hope this helps

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hai, im new here. but generally when oil burns its white/blue smoke and when fuel burns its black smoke. I just got my 2000 prelude 3 days ago so im no expert yet.
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