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1992 Loyale Engine Compartment Smoke


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#1 zach123



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:46 PM

My 1992 3 speed automatic Loyale which i recently acquired makes whitish clear smoke in the engine compartment after driving for a while. It runs great and has no noticeable leaks but still smokes for about 5 minutes after i park it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


#2 86 Wonder Wedge

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:22 AM

Could be trans fluid... Or coolant... Smell? Fluid levels good?

#3 Dee2


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:44 AM

Sounds like it is steam.  Probably a coolant leak.

#4 MR_Loyale


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:31 AM

If it is a white cloud like steam, check the plastic tank to see if the coolant level is low. There is a small bypass hose that comes out of the thermostat housing into the block, about a 1/4" dia hose. That is notorious for leaking coolant. The thing is if you run the engine and look under the hood you may not see if leaking. I had to grab the throttle and goose it before the the slit opened up and I could find the leak. When idling, the slit was closed and no leak. However as soon as power was applied, ir sprayed like a hose. 



If it smells like oil, the you have oil leaking and hitting the exhaust. Check your oil level to see if it is going down.

Edited by MR_Loyale, 06 May 2014 - 02:32 AM.

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