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Old 11-27-2003, 04:02   #1 (permalink)
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Guys need some help. The ute is blowing some white smoke at start up. It only happens in the morning after the car has been sitting over night. It fires first click then just starts puffing this white smoke ( and no its not vapour). I let it warm up then take off out the drive and its not until I hit second (not pushing hard) that it stops. As soon as it get a run (ie. out on the road) its ok. Idle after starting it just bellows smoke, even when you put a few revs on it just smokes. When I leave work (10-12 hours after morning trip) it never happens, its only the next morning. What is it, what is happening?? The fumes are really bad, they smell really potent but I dont know what is burning. The only thing I can think of is that over night it cools right down and...now say that the head gasket had gone just enough to leak coolant into the cylinders overnight (getting cold drawing in coolant) and when I start up the coolant gets burnt and blow out the exhaust? Does this make sense. There are no obvious signs of a blown head gasket (coffee coloured oil etc).

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Simon

P.S. For those of you who dont know my car it is a XB running a 4ltr OHC motor with a down draught XF Weber.
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Head gasget ??..Could retorque the head bolts...Being alloy head when hot it expands more than iron, so when cold there is little tension on head bolts holding head down until the head warms up.. Thats why torquing head bolts can work. But if left too long a complete head removal is in order etc... Also the torque to yeild bolts loose there tension after many hot / cold cycles...
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