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Old 03-05-2011, 01:29 AM
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So I was just cruising around and doing the normal Friday night thing when i noticed a LOT of smoke/steam coming from my car. at first i just thought it was dirt or something on the road but then i could hear my heater sucking air and my temp gauge was showing bout 230-240 so i went straight home trying to go easy on the motor. I got home, shut it down as soon as possible and when i got out i could hear all my antifreeze pouring out of the engine. looks like oil too but i can't find where it's coming from. all the hoses are still connected, but I'll take a look at it tommorow and post with pics.
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maybe a blown head gasket or 2
or the plenum gasket

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Yes sir, sounds like a blown head gasket. Good news is, it's not technically a blown engine. Once you get the heads pulled and honed flush the engine a few times and you should be good. From the sound of the heater sucking air and the extent of leakage, I’d say the heads are warped and will need machined. Good like and keep us up to date on what you find.
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yeah unfortunately my camera lost all my pics but it was a water pump that apparently had been bad since before i bought the truck, but i put a new one on and it runs like a champ now
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It's always good to find out the fix is a lot smaller/better than the problem looked like to begin with. Glad to hear you have it up and running great.
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