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Old 04-27-2007, 11:52 PM   #11
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please tell me that there might be something else.
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:05 AM   #12
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> please tell me that there might be something else.

Excess condensation not related to the aformentioned block/head gasket issue? If it is "steam" as in water vapor then that's my guess--head gasket and or cracked block. If it is smoke then it could be one of a number of problems.
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:14 AM   #13
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> If it is "steam" as in water vapor
> then that's my guess--head gasket and or cracked block.

If this has been happening since it was real cold this winter than it might be. I had a minivan and added water right before winter to top it off and basically killed my engine but if it was 20 below zero or colder than the block could very well be cracked with some of the crappier antifreezes.

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Old 04-28-2007, 03:50 AM   #14
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lol, no it all started sometime this past week. Its been acting fine before. This just came out of nowhere, and I have never seen this steam, smoke, or whatever.
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:10 AM   #15
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> Dude decided to try and tweak it some more and found that
> there is steam of some kind coming out the exhaust.
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If it isn't water it may be unburned gas. He was right, the timing is probably off 180 degrees. I just thought of something. Did they put the plug wires back on in the right order? If the plugs fire in the wrong order the gas will just go right through the engine if I remember right. <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:35 AM   #16
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> If it isn't water it may be unburned gas. He was right, the
> timing is probably off 180 degrees. I just thought of
> something. Did they put the plug wires back on in the right
> order? If the plugs fire in the wrong order the gas will
> just go right through the engine if I remember right.

The wrong wires on the wrong plugs would make the car run odd and alot like what he described in the first post. I'd definately check the timing after you make sure the right spark plug wires are in the right spots.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:10 AM   #17
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I'd also try to remember who he pissed off around the time this start since someone may have done this as revenge of sort or maybe someone played a joke on you and forgot to tell you or fix it.
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:24 AM   #18
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If there was anyone I pissed off they would have done it long ago. What is probly going to happen is that I am going to have to buy a head gasket. Auto Zone had a kit priced at $96. I am also going to look and see if I can see any cracks(god I hope not). And anyways a head gasket is like a fucking piece of thin metal with holes. Why the fuck is it $96? Why is a fucking small pump like $130? The business around cars is fucked up.

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:13 AM   #19
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> lol, no it all started sometime this past week. Its been
> acting fine before. This just came out of nowhere, and I
> have never seen this steam, smoke, or whatever.
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Typically if it was a headgasket, your truck would be puking white foggy smoke. A couple of easy checks on this. Check your anti freeze, make sure it's not oily. (It'll be shitty brown, look closely to make sure there's no 'rainbows' of oil in there, kinda like oil on wet pavement look.) Also check your oil, make sure it's not foamy, it it's foamy it's a good indication of water in oil.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:33 AM   #20
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Still having to wait for someone to help me. I was told to get an engine compression checker thing. Someone said I should be looking for different numbers on all the pistons. If that is the case its a bad piston, if not and they numbers are close to each other then its the head gasket. If it is this head gasket then I am thinking all you need to do is remove the top part of the engine and put in this thing and put the top back on.
Almost forgot new symptoms I found. It starts when its cold but when it gets hot thats when it don't like to work. The exhaust has steam and spits water(no smell) but the exhaust itself smells like gas bad.
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