Replaced head gasket, now leaking oil

Asked by Nov 02, 2019 at 04:37 PM about the 2005 Honda Civic Coupe LX Special Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Honda Civic lx with 156,000miles.
My car overheated due to leaking coolant. Had a
mechanic diagnose the problem as a head gasket
failure. So I had the head gasket, timing belt and
water intake pump replaced. I got the car back and
had no overheating issues but then about two
weeks later (drove about 800 miles) my oil light
comes on. I pulled over and I’m 100% out of oil so
I get to the gas station and put about 3 quarts in.
Then later that day I’m driving my car home and
the check engine light comes on for the crank
shaft sensor. So a few days later I have the
crankshaft sensor replaced (by a different
mechanic) but the check engine is still on and this
mechanic says that the computer system is
probably failing. Now I’m stuck here with a car that
is burning oil and has a bad computer system and
I’m out almost $2000. I brought my car back to the
first mechanic and they told me by replacing the
head gasket it can effect the pressure in the engine
and cause the car to burn oil. (But my car never
burned oil before and now it burned through
4quarts in two weeks?!?) are all these issues
connected? Did the low oil cause the crank shaft
sensor to go? And is the burning oil due to
something wrong with the head gasket? My main
concern is the amount of oil the car is burning.

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