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long shot...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by nozaki, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. nozaki

    nozaki Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2003 Messages: 1,323 Likes Received: 0
    i was driving on the turnpike and my 95 civic ex started smoking from underneath the hood. i looked at the temp gage and it was all the way up(no bells sounded or lights came on to warn me)...so i pull off the exit that is luckily like a 1/4 mile away, and as i'm coasting off the exit my engine shut off. pushed it to a gas station, let her cool down. i noticed radiator fluid on the inside of the hood, but no leaks in the hoses...the fluid was basically al gone...i added fluid, and went o add oil...when i unscrewed the oil cap SMOKE came out...i knew i was in trouble...i poured some oil in, let the car sit for a good hour, and then started it...i could hear the starter, but couldn't hear the engine turning...i'm guessing it's seized from the heat...i'm not to knowledgable, so i was wondering what might need to be fixed on my car...i've took the "long shot" approach and tried new plugs, but no good. i'm guessing i'll need to buy a new cylinder head? i found one for 300 dollars(rebuilt)...i don't even know if i should buy it, because i don't know if that's what i need...any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    talk to a mechanic.

    or failing that... an automotive web fourm.

    I could krink up your car... but that's about it.
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    remove the pistons and sand them

    if the starter was making noise, then it must have been turning the engine, right?

    can you see the side of the piston by looking through the intake or exhaust ports? if you can do that, look for scratches on the pistons
  4. haunts

    haunts Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    damn, if you ride on a car with no oil in it for too long you can crater the engine block and be forced to replace the entire thing. i had a friend that but holes in 2 blocks in one year. its expensive so hope its not that but if thats the case it usually wont drive at all after the car finally shuts down the first time. if it does it just goes really slow from what i remember.

    before you go buying stuff you should see a mechanic because you dont want to invest in something to find out you never needed to and you wasted the funds.
  5. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    You burned your oil. Really fucking bad. You should have drained it.

    Your engine is basically fucked.

    Sell this car to a sucker.

    SPORTO Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2005 Messages: 1,086 Likes Received: 10
    95 Civic - Never mind a new cylinder head - Is the car even worth 300 Dollaronies?
  7. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    it sounds to me also like the engine seized up due to lack of lubrication. Depending on how much damage you did to your car there are a whole host of things your going to have to do to get it started ranging from it might just need a complete fluids change all the way up to buying a new engine.
  8. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4

    Place a Type-R sticker on the hood. It'll run like new and gain 100HP. I swear.
  9. nozaki

    nozaki Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2003 Messages: 1,323 Likes Received: 0
    <KEY3> was correct, the car forums were way more helpful...this forum is like a fucking comedy club or some shit...haha. i figured it was worth a shot though...thanks to anyone who replied in a serious tone.
  10. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28

    this reminds me of those 'Ask Jeeves' commercials. You don't go to a graffiti site to ask about car issues.
  11. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
  12. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2003 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 9
    You should have 2-wayed Snoop
  13. CamAlmighty

    CamAlmighty Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 25, 2003 Messages: 1,070 Likes Received: 0
    Hee hee!
  14. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    haha... the 12oz comedy club!
  15. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    i'm thinking when your engine overheats and no gauges come on to warn you, there is a serious problem. if that was because you had no oil left, and the thing won't start, you prolly put a big ass hole in your engine block, which is what everyone else said, but i guess i'll offer the advice to scrap the car and get a bike.

    cars are a bitch and generally not worth all the effort, time, risk, and dough.