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Old 08-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default 2007 Ion smoked and died

I have only had this thing for a few days and knew that it was a serious project - the car smoked, but very little, when I picked it up. and was throwing p0304.

It's a 2007 redline no comp package, 127k

Just after I bought it, before I drove it home, I put a bit of seafoam in the gas. When I got home (30 miles) I shut the car off, started it back up, and the check engine light was OFF. I thought maybe the seafoam had knocked something lose in an injector or something and worked around the issue.

It was parked for the last few days while I replaced the hubs/wheel bearings. Finished that up and took it for a spin. It smoked pretty bad when I fired it up (valve seals?) and down the road. I turned around about 300 yards from my house and while turning it started smoking significantly worse - couldn't see out the back window - and died. Check engine light then starts blinking (lol)

So, what do you think I'm looking at here? I know the head is probably in bad shape - the existence of the code for a long time could burn a valve if that issue lead to a lean condition in a cylinder, right? I have owned a few supercharged cars and have never had them lose oil into the motor - does that happen with these?

After the car completely cooled off I cranked it over and it spun fine, but wouldn't putt. I'll do a compression test when I get it pulled home.

Think the lower end could also be an issue here?

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Old 08-15-2015, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2007 Ion smoked and died

Start with a compression test.

What color is the smoke?

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Old 08-15-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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Start with a compression test.

What color is the smoke?
The smoke was white. No low coolant light (yet) but didn't check the fluid when I left the car.

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Old 08-16-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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The smoke was white. No low coolant light (yet) but didn't check the fluid when I left the car.
Head is probably shot then if it just smoked and died.
Check the fluid and check the oil.

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Old 08-17-2015, 12:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2007 Ion smoked and died

You poured seafoam "into it". I see you enjoy being specific. Seafoam has many "applications", where did you pour it into? How much? What code(s) does/do the car have? Seafoam, mmo, and other cleaners when poured into the sump or intake smoke like crazy.

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Old 08-17-2015, 12:48 AM   #6
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"smoked and died" Shouldn't smoke

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Old 08-17-2015, 07:39 AM   #7
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Unless they poured seafoam into the intake or sump. Then it'll smoke and die.

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Old 08-17-2015, 12:05 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2007 Ion smoked and died

iv seafoamed the civic we have, only pouring a third of the can into the vacuum lines, and that made it smoke quite a bit, but running it for a while cleared up eventually

how much of the seafoam did you pour, and where?
it sounds like you put too much seafoam and bogged it down.
its recommended to only pour a third of the can in fuel, vacuum, and in oil before performing an oil change.

before making assumptions tho, get that comp test done, and fluids.

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Old 08-18-2015, 05:32 PM   #9
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If youre within 2-3 hours of me, ill buy the car from you.

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If youre within 2-3 hours of me, ill buy the car from you.
His location states hes from Wisconsin.
Your out of luck there lol

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Old 08-21-2015, 11:42 PM   #11
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His location states hes from Wisconsin.
Your out of luck there lol
It wasn't there when I originally asked. Haha

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