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Old 09-16-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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when i really put my foot in it the gar shoots out white smoke. any other time it runs fine. the seller i bout it from about a week ago says he replaced the head gasket along with numerous others rather recently. any ideas?
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Lots of ideas, how does the car run overall? Does it feel like its bogs when the white smoke comes out? Is it a puff or a sustained trail of smoke? How hot does it run (just an approximate area on the guage) manual or auto? I had an auto that would shoot tranny fluid out of the tailshaft seal whenever i'd hit passing gear, and i'v had a manual that would shoot coolant into the throttle body because the gasket wasn't replaced when he put a big throttle body on it.
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Lots of ideas, how does the car run overall? Does it feel like its bogs when the white smoke comes out? Is it a puff or a sustained trail of smoke? How hot does it run (just an approximate area on the guage) manual or auto? I had an auto that would shoot tranny fluid out of the tailshaft seal whenever i'd hit passing gear, and i'v had a manual that would shoot coolant into the throttle body because the gasket wasn't replaced when he put a big throttle body on it.
the car runs well overall and doesnt bog much when the white smoke shoots out for the entirity of 1st and some of 2nd. this is only when im really pushing it though. besides that the only other gear besides 1st and 2nd is neutral when i get the rpms up high quickly. its a manual sorry...and it never runs hot and usually is more on the cool side (sorry i cant get more specific right now)
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do you know what all the guy had apart during his head-gasket replacement? i'm going to assume you haven't noticed any coolant leaks. Like I said my manual had a real mystery going where i couldn't find a leak, I only noticed it after it idled for a good while and ended up leaking coolant out of my filter
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no i havent noticed any leaks at all...so you said yours was leaking from a a filter? which one? (if you cant tell im not too knowledgable and am learning as i go).

id like to have this fixed or at least diagnosed before monday but if not are there some tests i should as a mechanic to run and should i replace the head gasket just in case? i was also told to take of the radiator cap while the car is cold then start the car. if the coolant bubles i have a head gasket issue

i also need thought it could possibly be the timing and sparks plugs maybe?
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