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Honda engines turn a few times before ignition occurs ... Allows oil to flow through cylinders n stuff to prevent damage from dry starts ... Normal.
This same thing happened to me today . . . Battery is new (changed it in Sep/2013); I also had a full tune up (even got new sparks plugs and rad flush) in Aug/2013. The radio turned on but car did not start. After pulling my hair out for over an hour, it turns out the vehicle was not fully in Park. I pushed up on the selector (gear stick) and then it ...
This sounds like a typical starter failure. With a voltmeter check the battery voltage(12.4-12.6 for a charged battery), check the power and earth cables to the motor. Check tightness and cleanliness of all connections. An Old Hands quick and dirty check is to have an assistant hold the key over in the crank position-(handbrake on and out of gear, staying ...
I went in turns out it was the battery. They had to redo all the keys but the batter was under warranty. Kinda funny since I took it into another Honda 2 times and they said battery was fine.
There is an unwanted passage between your oil system and your cooling system. Probably the most common cause of that is a head gasket with a leak between the two, which could be caused by high compression/detonation (there are several possible causes for that including incorrect ignition timing, low octane gasoline), an engine overheat, uneven head bolt ...
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