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Old 24-Sep-2005, 10:14 AM
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there's coming smoke out of my exhaust, pretty smelly, and my coolingwater drops fast. What's wrong?
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Old 24-Sep-2005, 10:15 AM
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woops, wrong part, could someone transfer this to performance? thx
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Old 24-Sep-2005, 10:49 AM
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by cooling water you mean coolant I assume, is the smoke white? If it is, chances are you need a new head gasket.
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yeah, i mean coolant, the level of it drops really quick, and it's like the engine is gonna stop running
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yeah, the smoke is white and a weird smell, not a normal exhaust-fume-smell-thing
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Old 24-Sep-2005, 03:42 PM
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its your head gasket, my old civic had it go too.
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Old 24-Sep-2005, 09:06 PM
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yea head gasket, i have exact same problem with my first car.
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does the smoke smell like celery? or a sweet smell?
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yeah, something like that.
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its not just the gasket, it will require the head to be resurfaced as well or you may just be replacing the gasket again down the road.
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