Date: 16 Jul 2003 23:26:28 GMT
From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK)
Subject: Re: Smokin' exhaust - the plot thickens.....

>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. web design, print design, photography

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