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Dec 18, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I have a 1999 Honda Civic Value Package (111,500 miles) that I'm hoping to hand off to my son (who'll be driving very soon) and lately the car has been leaking oil. It leaked quite a lot, and I took it back to Jiffy Lube where I had the last oil change done at 110,400ish miles, where they said there was something loose, which they tightened.
Well, today, I noticed some small spots of oil on a piece of cardboard I had placed underneath the car, so it is leaking again, but not as much as it did last week.
I'm wondering if a switch back to High Mileage Oil (I had used it for a while, then switched back to conventional oil) would solve the problem, or if there is something else that needs to be repaired.
Thanks in advance for any insight into the problem
#3978 of 4041 Re: Question [jchan2]
Dec 18, 2006 (4:24 pm)
Is it possible the oil dripped on something on the car before it was repaired, and that's where the spots on the cardboard came from? I had a car once (can't remember if it was a Civic) that dumped oil onto a suspension part when I took the filter off.
#3979 of 4041 Re: Question [backy]
Dec 18, 2006 (6:30 pm)
It's possible. I'll see if there is additional oil tomorrow. If there is none, then I guess the problem is solved But if there is then I'll probably put up another post.
Dec 19, 2006 (3:08 pm)
If the dripping appears to be coming from the oil pan, it's possible they tried to re-use the oil drain plug gasket. It's a crushable soft-metal washer.
#3981 of 4041 Re: Question [dewaltdakota]
Dec 19, 2006 (4:29 pm)
ok. So the next time I get an oil change this should be resolved? (assuming whoever changes the oil changes the oil drain plug gasket)
Dec 22, 2006 (8:46 pm)
If that is the case, then "yes", changing out the gasket (it looks just like a metal washer, but it's of a softer material), will resolve it.
#3983 of 4041 Re: Question [dewaltdakota]
Dec 22, 2006 (9:12 pm)
Ok. Thanks! If the problem continues I guess I'll come back and post another message
#3984 of 4041 Sending white smoke signals...unintentionally
Jan 02, 2007 (12:08 am)
I have a '95 Civic DX with 158k. The radiator and fan failed and it over heated. I replaced the radiator and fixed the fan by replacing the ECT sensor. It then began running poorly (sounded like it was missing a cylinder) so I changed the plugs and wires. It now runs poorly intermittently and is pouring white smoke from the tail pipe. It did not overheat when I drove it but when I let it idle for 20 min it began to overheat again. There is no water/coolant on the oil dipstick but I have the feeling it is burning coolant. Does anyone know if this is most likely a head gasket, cracked head, cracked cylinder/block, or something else? It is quickly becoming the money pit, but I would like to fix it if I can get a final resolution to this series of problems without too much cost. Thank you!
#3985 of 4041 Re: Sending white smoke signals...unintentionally [thingamugig]
Jan 02, 2007 (8:09 am)
Hi, welcome to CarSpace. While you wait to see if someone here can help, I'd suggest you also cross-post in the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion. Those folks may be help as well.
Let us know what happens.
#3986 of 4041 Auxillary Power Outlet Not Working
Jan 02, 2007 (12:43 pm)
I was using a portable air compressor plugged into the power outlet of my 2004 Civic EX (auto.)and the plug would not come out. After about an hour of trying to get it out, I was finally successful. However, the outlet socket is slightly loose in the dash console now and it does not provide power. Not sure if it is just a loose wire or needs complete replacement. Any ideas on how to remove it or access the back to check the wiring? Also, I could not find the part when searching on the Honda parts website, any links?