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Old 02-06-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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This happened after i jumped it today, and It hasn't been driven in two weeks. The smoke came from the front exhaust manifolds, and i shut the car down immediately. I'm hoping it'* just oil that leaked onto the exhause manifold? Has this ever happened to anyone?

It also lost an inch of coolant since i drove it last, but i've had it lose lots of water fast before.
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This happened after i jumped it today, and It hasn't been driven in two weeks. The smoke came from the front exhaust manifolds, and i shut the car down immediately. I'm hoping it'* just oil that leaked onto the exhause manifold? Has this ever happened to anyone?

It also lost an inch of coolant since i drove it last, but i've had it lose lots of water fast before.
what color was the smoke???
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was it from under the hood or out the tailpipe? howlong did it take to start smoking?
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It came from the hood, around the front exhaust manifold. I couldn't tell the color because it was in a parking garage. It took about 5 minutes of idling before it started. I don't have a flashlight at college, so i can't pinpoint an exact location.

"massive" may be overstating it, but it was more than a little steam.
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Did it smell like coolant or oil??? Because you're stating that it does loose water quickly?
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Yeah you should be able to tell by the smell.
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it smelled like oil. does this combined with the lost water point to a head gasket?
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I'm gonna go with maybe a head gaket for the collenat loss, but make a bad valve cover gasket for the oil hitting the manifold...I had that problem with my car until i changed mine last weekend.
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okay that sounds good to me. if the oil is indeed coming from the valve cover, then i'm not worried about the water loss because its an intermittant thing.
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