hey guys. i've been having some issues for a while now, and i haven't had any money to address them so the car has been doing it's good part to hold itself together for me in the meanwhile, but now seems like the time to really take a look at them.
i have issues with running hot, burning a lot of oil and occasionally coolant, though at this point they are not mixing with each other in either reservoir. when i start up i have straight drops of water coming out the tailpipe and after it's hot it turns into sweet steam. i've had to start running the blower on 4 to keep it from running too hot while i'm driving, but once the heater is blowing the temperature stays right where i want it to. i also don't always have to blow the heater, but it really helps when it's hot out or for going up hills. sometimes in fact it seems to be running just fine, tho this is certainly the exception rather than the norm as time goes on. gaskets?
i took a trip a few days ago from seattle over the curtain and drove around eastern wa for a good five hundred miles at least and over a few passes with no catastrophic results so far. this car is tough! i kept her filled with oil and coolant and left the blower on.
when i take a moderate left at highway speeds i also get a plume of white smoke out the back that lasts a couple seconds. i figure that this indicates what side the leak is on, but that's as far as i've got.
it's never gone into the red on the thermo but it gets a good 2/3 of the way up the gauge if i don't turn on the heater and that makes me sweat.
car is an 87 gl 5 sp weberized
i want to know if this fits any picture of any particular pattern of wear.
thanks for your help!
Edited by josolong, 01 July 2014 - 05:31 PM.