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Old 07-16-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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I take it that means something is wrong





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Sounds like a head gasket going to me.

Does your car consume any coolant?

And yes I would imagine that there'* something wrong there. LOL
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Yeah it is down 1/2 gallon of coolant, the oil looks ok


When I fired it up this morning white steam came out of the front of the engine and the exhaust.


F*$&


I guess thats why it was so cheap.

Guess:

Cracked Block
Blown Headgasket
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Yeah it is down 1/2 gallon of coolant, the oil looks ok


When I fired it up this morning white steam came out of the front of the engine and the exhaust.


F*$&


I guess thats why it was so cheap.

Guess:

Cracked Block
Blown Headgasket

Can you tell exactly where the exhaust steam in the front was coming from? Did it look like it was coming from the manifolds, or lower???

I'm leaning towards more of a headgasket problem at the moment vs the cracked block until I can get more details.
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Yeah it is down 1/2 gallon of coolant, the oil looks ok


When I fired it up this morning white steam came out of the front of the engine and the exhaust.


F*$&


I guess thats why it was so cheap.

Guess:

Cracked Block
Blown Headgasket

Can you tell exactly where the exhaust steam in the front was coming from? Did it look like it was coming from the manifolds, or lower???

I'm leaning towards more of a headgasket problem at the moment vs the cracked block until I can get more details.

It came out lower on the left hand side of the motor. it also dripped coolant out of that area.


It may be related to this I think:

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Left side as in looking at the engine from the front?

How much coolant are we talking there?

Your temp is like mine when I'm stuck in traffic and it'* 97* out. And your OP is prety low.
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We are talking about 1/2 gallon gone in 300 miles and it is not leaking out the outside

The coolant was leaking out below the exhaust manifold or near there.

here are the other 2 plugs

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Well it definantly sounds to me either a cracked block or head.....Depending on how much lower the leak is from the manifold.
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Well it definantly sounds to me either a cracked block or head.....Depending on how much lower the leak is from the manifold.

So uh junk yard it?
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Got 2 options.....Give it to me....

Or get another motor and swap it.

But I like option 1 better lol.
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