Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 15:52:30 -0800
From: "Eccatfud" <>
Subject: Re: looking fo input on problem

The classic symptoms of a blown head gasket. Do you overheat? Does the white smoke smell sweet and have a lot of moisture in it? If so, have the gasket looked at. <> wrote in message > i purchased an 87 9000 turbo 4000 miles ago. it's been getting 28-30 > mpg. no problems have been seen until last weekend. saturday morning it > needed about a quart of water. i drove it saturday and sunday with no > problem or water usage. monday morning it started a little rough. kind > of like it had a full cylinder. i went to town with white smoke coming > out the back and it used a gallon of water in 10 miles on the way to the > mechanics shop. it has water in the oil and oil in the water. the water > system appears to be presurizing prior to heatup and at least one > cylinder is syphoning water in upon cooldown. i though blown head gasket > but the mechanic says it's probably a spot on the head that has corroded > through i conjunction with the gasket. the car has a water cooled turbo, > could it be that? possitive input as to a diagnosis would be > appreciated. > please reply to the news group > thanks > >

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