I have a question about a recent repair I actually had done ( I did not do it myself which made my wallet hurt) on my 97 Honda Accord SE. It’s the 2.2L I4 engine and I had it basically a year when I got it fixed, though symptoms started showing up before then. I had the head gasket replaced this past July, and I remember from one of the ETCG videos that the head gasket is pretty robust on an Accord. It does have plenty of miles (190,500 when I bought it, 197,700 when I got it fixed), and I am wondering if there was something that caused it during that one year, or was it already there. There is quite a bit of work already done such as:
Speed sensor replaced (I already know this is a common Honda thing around this time)
Exhaust fix (Not sure what was replaced, but part of it rusted away recently so I have a leak again)
Valve cover gasket: This actually I got done twice once by Firestone (learned that one the hard way) and then by a local shop where I am in school at. The first time I know they fucked up because I barely got far before I started smelling gas fumes inside the car. But they did not do a complete job, and I had to get it fixed again (which the mechanic stated that it was replaced badly the first time).
I had the valve cover gasket replaced again because I had bogging issues with the car, where I would want to accelerate but the car would have issues delivering power. It was not smooth deliver of power at all. I heard a long bang once or twice while the bogging first appeared.
I also had a leak in the air intake pipe (plastic tube attached to air filter) for a bit.
I noticed a bit of overheating last fall around october when I idled for a little bit but nothing dramatic. Not until after winter, this spring did I really notice it over heating (I did warp a piston…)
Which lead to the head gasket issue.
So What I am asking is that, in all of these issue, was it something I did ( which is more likely the case) or was it something that could have already been there? I know there is a lot that happen but I am very curious on what really happened.
I know I start overheating a little bit in October but it could have been the fan switches.
Yes I am young and the reason I did not get it checked out right away is because I am a poor college student. First car all that fun stuff.
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