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Old 07-14-2012, 04:10 PM
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So, my car recently got a flat. It sat in the driveway about a week and a half before I got a new tire and threw it on. It was sitting in the driveway when it went flat-slow leak. Anyways, after I put the new tire on, it won't start. Occasionally it will make the regular cranking noise, but more often than not it just makes a continuous, loud and somewhat high pitched whirring noise. I took out the starter and got it tested. It failed, so I replaced it. While it was out, I took a look at the flywheel, and the teeth were ground down a bit. I didn't think it would be enough to make a difference, the bad starter's gears weren't extending quite enough to catch, but the new one should. Anyways, I decided to check the spark plugs, and pretty much every one was filled with oil. #1 wasnt too bad, but two three and four were pretty ugly. So I got some new plugs, drained the oil and tried to start it. Nothing. Checked the compression, basically nothing. 1 had about 80 lbs, 3 was about 30 lbs. Ayideas what this might be besides a blown head gasket(s)?
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:48 AM
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Re: 98 Prelude won't start. Trouble shooting...

What exactly do you mean by all of the spark plugs were filled with oil? Like the plug was fouled/oily? Or the cylinder was full of oil?

And how did you drain whatever oil this was?
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