I have 85,000 miles. 4 cylinder & 5-speed manual. I take good care of
the car and never had any problems. Did the maint and a few small
repairs like CV boots, etc. The radiator fan must have failed an it
overheated rapidly. I shut it down fast.
The car was fine but I had oil in the radiator. I took it in. I had
the head rebuilt, new head gaskets, new radiator, radiator fan, changed
the timing belt, hoses and other things. I spent about $2700.
I got the car back and drove it for about two weeks then saw coffee on
the driveway. I checked the radiator and had coffee again. I took it
back to the mechanic and now he is pushing a rebuilt motor at cost -
$900 and $600 in labor. He obviously is feeling a little guilty. The
car is in good shape. Sadly, we did not go down the replace the engine
path first. He thinks there might be a crack in the block.
Any suggestions? I doubt any stop leak stuff will help. I can flush
the radiator but the oil can get back in fast. I am not sure if the
oil or water is under more pressure.
The oil leak prodicts that swell gaskets will not work. I spoke to CRC
who make nano technology stop leak products going in via the radiator
but they said if the oil comes into the cooling too fast - their
product will not work.
I loved my Honda but I never had a car have a catastrophic failure like
No dealers have Accord VPNs with 5 speeds and the price went up. I am
pretty disgusted with Honda.