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Old 07-14-2012, 09:29 PM
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Small Problem w/ blue smoke

so i got this prelude about a month ago, wanted to start a project and the main prob was smoking blue out of the exhaust pipe. obviously burning oil. although im not sure if theres a leaky valve seat, valve guide, piston ring. i dont think the head gasket blew since it still runs fine. but when i pulled the first spark plug wire out of the valve cover to take a look at the plugs themselves, the first plug housing was full of oil, assuming the person who replaced the valve cover gaskets forgot to put the plug gasket in. would that be a reason for the smoking?
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Re: Small Problem w/ blue smoke

Yes and no. Depends on how long you have been experiencing the blue smoke. Oil can seep into that area both through those spark plug o ring gaskets if broken or missing (through removal and installation of plugs, if you're like me, I check mine frequently), or more likely is your valve seals showing some Honda high mileage characteristics.

Worst Case Scenerio is your piston rings have behaved exactely like a bag of pot accidently left at my brother's house, and are burned up with no one really knowing how and when it happened, meanwhile you're left doing math in your head as you calculate how much you are now down.

Anyways, I am no certified mechanic, and I could have made an ass of myself. Just wanted to try and help ya with something I just went through with my Lude.
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Re: Small Problem w/ blue smoke

I didn't mean to sound like a prick. I see you know all of that, I was just restating the obvious for ya I guess, my bad. My problem was an old VCG, but the spark plug seals seemed good when I pulled them off to replace. So my issue could be the same as yours if I still have oil burning in cylinder 1, either that or we are both losing our head(s) gaskets.
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Re: Small Problem w/ blue smoke

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Worst Case Scenerio is your piston rings have behaved exactely like a bag of pot accidently left at my brother's house, and are burned up with no one really knowing how and when it happened, meanwhile you're left doing math in your head as you calculate how much you are now down.
dude can i use this in my signature? haha freakin awesome. totally saw this happen at my bros place one time. was even funnier cuz it was him and his airheaded girlfriend trying to figure it out.

as for your problem with the burning oil, try replacing the spark plug seals and if that doesnt solve it, then pull the top half of your intake off and smell it. it will smell like gas but if you have oil in there yo'll definitely be able to tell. also how fast are you losing oil? if its the spark plug seals then you should barely see any difference at all between changes and the smoke shouldnt be real bad.
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Re: Small Problem w/ blue smoke

sorry took me a while to get back, but i changed out the plugs.. and plug seals. still smoking so i feel ill have to do some head work =/ but hey its why i got the car. and as of you being rude you werent... im just trying to figure out the easiest way to get the problem fixed =p ill be saving up money and if it comes down to it.. im just gonna grab a remanufactured head. thanks man
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Re: Small Problem w/ blue smoke

the oil burns our pretty fast. what im thinking of doing is just getting a remanufactured head to save time. ill keep the old one for when im ready for new cam shafts/ gear etc. im hoping its not a piston ring tho =/
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