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coolant problem, I think

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Old 06-11-2007, 02:26 PM
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took the car out today, everything was fine until it got up to temperature and came up to a red light and went to leave again. big continuous puff of white smoke. Worekd fine again after cool down, this only happens when i have to stop.
The temp gauge went into the red but went right back down right before i had a spot to pull over, she smoked when i pulled over.
I wouldnt mind so much if it wasent for traffic, stop signs, red lights, or left turns.
Im guessing a compression test?
 
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:43 PM
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i would do a compression and leakdown test. Is there an coolent in your oil does it look milky? Also is your coolent going down
 
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:01 PM
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thanks for the quik reply.
what is a leakdown test? I looked for leaks but didnt see any, hard to do in the rain though, comming down in buckets here today. Coolant is going down but none in the oil.
 
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