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Old 16 Nov 2010, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi this might have been posted before but i need help. I think my head gasget has gone cos theres alot of steam comming out of the exhust but the temp gauge stays at half and its not using water so want t know why its steaming alot?

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Old 16 Nov 2010, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that'll be condensation,quite normal for a turbo charged car to produce alot due to the high running temps on the turbo..
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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its just i never noticed it till the cold weather started
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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as long as it clears when warm then its nothing to worry about. as said condensation is a bugger on them and clouds of white smoke on start up in the morning is a great way to get new owners butt holes twitching like a rabbits nose for nothing sinister lol
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well when its up to temp there still steam when sat still but none when your driving
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well when its up to temp there still steam when sat still but none when your driving
as the lads say its the cold weather mate,id say it was fine
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well when its up to temp there still steam when sat still but none when your driving

assuming its not massive great clouds then i wouldn;t worry, can take a bit of time to get rid of it all.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 12:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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its not massive amounts but a fare bit. I just hope its not gone as i carnt afford t fix it
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sounds very much like its fine and just condesation so shouldn;t worry too much dude
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its not massive amounts but a fare bit. I just hope its not gone as i carnt afford t fix it
you would most defo be using water if there was a problem with it seeming so much mate..chill man we think its fine!if your that concerned get some some to just do a could of simple checks and tests to put your mind at rest
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 01:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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wot checks can thay do
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keep on eye on coolant level. i think you'll find its staying where it is
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 02:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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wot checks can thay do
system pressure test is one!and a combustion leak test,pretty sure youl find all is normal though dude
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 04:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ok ill go get it checked just to be safe
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 05:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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as above sure its fine bud
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