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Old 05-05-2010, 06:44 PM
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Hi all-

New to the Honda world. Recently bought an 89 Prelude SI for a commuter. It's got 223K miles. Bad thing happened today. Suddenly was driving down the highway when the car started sputtering, the check engine light came on as well as a large white puff of smoke from the center exhaust area. The car has <1,000 rpm when when in idle or gas is fully pressed. There are no fluid leaks besides the usual oil spots. The radiatior is full of coolant. Catalytic converter, head, injectors?

I'm used to driving a carburated Jeep. The Honda stuff is all new to me.

Thanks for any help or advice.
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Re: Honda newby...need questions answered..smoke no power

Sounds like you my friend need a new headgasket... By the way the 'SEARCH' button up top is a wonderful invention.
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Re: Honda newby...need questions answered..smoke no power

Thanks for the response. I did do a search and I really could not find an answer.

Would it be a head gasket if there is no coolant leak, coolant in the oil, or oil in the coolant?
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