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smoke and oil
Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:18 PM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:06 PM
When you loose a lot of water in a hurry (like a blown top hose), the coolant temp sensor can go dry before it registers the high temp. I suspect that it may have gotten quite hot and you may have cooked the piston rings, if you get them to hot they loose there strength and stop sealing, then you get major blow by (oil in the breather). A compression check will tell the story, if any of the cylinders show low then run them again with a squirt or two of oil in them, if they come up considerably you’ve got bad rings, if not its valves or a head gasket. Speaking of head gaskets, if it got that hot I bet they’re shot (maybe even a cracked head, sorry)… any water in the oil, bubbles in the radiator/pushing out coolant? The stock gauge isn’t all that accurate, maybe its reading low, temporarily mount up a mechanical gauge or check it with a good thermometer.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 05:36 PM
Posted 07 April 2004 - 10:37 AM
Power loss is normal if the engine is overheating, did you notices and pigging/detonation?
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