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Old 10-27-2009, 06:42 PM
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Coolant level was fine this past weekend. Replaced the radiator and waterpump within the last 6 months. Hmm..
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well if your only finding coolant on your driveway, look at the bottom of your passenger side door where the carpet ends at, look for coolant. if so then you just have a bad heater core. thats how i found out i had a bad core, discovered coolant dripping from the door.
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Never noticed it but the coolant is leaking from the exhaust pipe.
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yeah, thats def signs of a blown head gasket or cracked block...But, make sure that it is coolant, and not just condensation dripping from the exhaust which is perfectly normal for a good running engine...
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Coolant out of the exhaust usually means its time for a head gasket job.
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Puddles of green antifreeze pouring from the tailpipes 4' out to the road when it was running. A cracked block is a possibility? More then likely a blown head gasket?
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yeah if its green man, then you know the drill...And yes a cracked block is possible, but not necessarily more than a blown head gasket...
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I didn't see anything on the spark plugs indicative of coolant. The ones I have seen, including some of my own, where the head gasket is leaking leaves a white/ashy looking substance on the plug??? You also said you were blowing lots of smoke. What color was it? White smoke = coolant, purple tends to be symptomatic of bad piston rings...

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It was massive plums of white smoke, only thing to do now is a top end tear down... I'll atleast be able to do the plenum aswell..
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I didn't see anything on the spark plugs indicative of coolant. The ones I have seen, including some of my own, where the head gasket is leaking leaves a white/ashy looking substance on the plug??? You also said you were blowing lots of smoke. What color was it? White smoke = coolant, purple tends to be symptomatic of bad piston rings...

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Well leaking coolant from the exhaust, which he seems sure of, would negate any of those indications on the plugs, or the color of smoke out the tailpipe...Although, you are correct in the description of the two
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