Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 21:21:59 -0300
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: Smokin' exhaust - the plot thickens.....


Salutations: LauraK wrote: > > >It's a long shot - but it sounds to me like you are burning a coolant stop > >leak additive (you mentioned that your bottle was showing slightly down) as > >you are heating up the engine.. I think that you may have a head gasket or > >a bearing face in the turbo somehow out of torque.. You say that when it > >warms up enough it stops for the day? > > A thermostat gasket leak? Sounds like something is leaking under pressure and > then stops about the time the thermostat opens up. > Opening the heater vent may reduce some of the water pressure and that would > help the situation. > Check the hoses/seals at the heater core, too, and the water pump gasket. > > lauraknopsamousergraphics.com > http://www.madmousergraphics.com > web design, print design, photography Interesting - I could see how exactly that cycle could trigger a pressure leak somewhere - especially on a dodgy thermostat (how many kms on that?).. I have got to think the foul smell is a additive vaporizing somewhere and it doesn't necessarily have to be - into - the combustion chamber or turbo spindle.. Good call sister Laura.. Hey - I peaked around your site and saw you did a stint at speedvision - what the heck happened over there? I used to really dig the coverage of big diesel racing and the (sometimes PBS quality) documentaries on historic racing and marquees.. Mondial and lame rubbery BMW adver-video soullessly mimicking the good stuff just isn't doing it for me.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/063.RAM

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