My 93 civic has white smoke coming from the exhaust when it is warmed up. Previous owner had no antifreeze in the radiator, just water... I got the car about 2 weeks ago.
Oil does not appear to be milky
Car has a very harsh idle. (sputters and wants to die.)
Started car with the radiator cap off and bubbles came out of radiator.
Radiator appears to have small shavings of metal in it? or something metallic.
Took out sparkplugs that I replaced about 3 months back all appear to be looking good but one is a little orangish and stand out from the rest. looks like it got burnt or something. (oil was on plugs)
What I have done so far.
Drained radiator and flushed it out with water
Pulled plugs and checked them. (stated above)
Pretty sure it's my head gasket. Just started happening, hopefully its not the head. going to buy a book for my car and replace the gasket if that is the issue and replace my timing belt while I'm at it.
Thanks for any advice, Joey.
Edit, this is my first post not sure what else I should add but engine has 190,000 miles and it's the stock engine. nothing modded. automatic.