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 Post subject: Dose this sound like a head gasket....?
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:39 pm 
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I have white smoke when i start the car for about 10 seconds, then after about 5 minutes it starts again.
This car has not been driven for about 6 months and just sits there but i do start it about 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes.
Also i noted that there was a burning smell coming from towards the master brake cycender and a pool of water.
The last thing that does not seem good that there is oil looks like old oil all tough around the 5 and 6 spark plugs.
Does this sound like i might have to replace the head gasket? and any ideas on price?

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 Post subject: Re: Dose this sound like a head gasket....?
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:46 pm 
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it could possibly be a head gasket on its way, or even a ever so slight crack in the head..
check the oil to see if there's any milkiness in there..
also check what your pressure gauge read??

last but not least, "DOES" NOT DOSE".

i think you have more problems with your spelling then with your car

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dose this sound like a head gasket....?
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:56 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
it could possibly be a head gasket on its way, or even a ever so slight crack in the head..
check the oil to see if there's any milkiness in there..
also check what your pressure gauge read??

last but not least, "DOES" NOT DOSE".

i think you have more problems with your spelling then with your car

Ahh i know it is does, it is just a habit damn it.
Ah there is no milkiness but i did just change the oil about a month ago.
No oil pressure gauge either as it is a GL ..... but the dash light is not on.
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 Post subject: Re: Dose this sound like a head gasket....?
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:03 pm 
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i no the car isn't being driven but does it drink a lot of coolant if any?
how many km's does the motor have on it?
and has it had a head gasket change? if so when?

it can cost anywhere between 900-1600 for a head gasket change

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dose this sound like a head gasket....?
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:07 pm 
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Try taking all the spark plugs out and then have some one turn the motor over while you watch and see if any water pops out of the spark plug holes while its being turned over
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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:16 pm 
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SV-Valiant wrote:
Try taking all the spark plugs out and then have some one turn the motor over while you watch and see if any water pops out of the spark plug holes while its being turned over



make sure you number the ignition leads first, you dont want to mix them up and put them in the wrong spark plugs..
trust me, its not pretty

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:07 am 
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FORD FALCON EB wrote:
4dlvr wrote:
it could possibly be a head gasket on its way, or even a ever so slight crack in the head..
check the oil to see if there's any milkiness in there..
also check what your pressure gauge read??

last but not least, "DOES" NOT DOSE".

i think you have more problems with your spelling then with your car


elf100capri wrote:
who's picking on spelling?
also check what your pressure guage reads .... not read
and more problems with your spelling than with your car .... not then
i know the car isn't being driven .... not no


best you get onto it soon as if you leave it, it can do more damage
if u are good with cars/tools u can do it yourself for under $300.
vrs set around $70, head bolts $30, pressure test head $50, head shaved $50, coolant $20
check under the exhaust manifold for whiteish stains/runs too.
there's a few places they go, near number 1 cylinder, around number 3&4 cylinders and 5&6 cylinders all on the exhaust side, could be a crack as 4rdlvr said or gasket could be blown between cylinders too. worst case head needs welding or replacing can cost lots more $$$ on top

there are heaps of threads on here how to replace it .
good luck
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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:15 am 
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white smoke generally = gasket

 

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