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Old 02-05-2004, 03:31   #1 (permalink)
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hi all i have got a ea falcon with a eb 4 litre motor in it.....i have a problem with water coming out of the exhaust mainly when you first start it...
There is no water in the oil and the car isnt heating up...........infact the car is running perfect except for the water coming out of the exhaust...anyone got any answers?????????????? :fly:
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Don't worry about it, happens to all cars. I think when the air cools down, moisture in the air condensates in your exhaust, when you start it up its blow out the tail pipe. Well that's my guess. But it's happened to every car we've ever owned.

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unless it is using coolant i wouldnt worry about it.
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but its a fair bit of water comming out ..the motor can be warm or cold.............
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Re: water in exhaust

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Don't worry about it, happens to all cars. I think when the air cools down, moisture in the air condensates in your exhaust, when you start it up its blow out the tail pipe. Well that's my guess. But it's happened to every car we've ever owned.

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It has to with the catalitic converter the thing has platnum in, it condences some of the gasses back into water. ther have been a few cases in the U.S. people trying to kill them self, by useing exhaust fumes, but since the things work so well it hasn't worked. as far as i know the BMW's have the best ones around.
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wel i hpoe its not anything to do with the heads......................its a pain because it leaves dark colored waters stains in the drivway...............................
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Mate, where abouts are the stains frount end or back end ? If the head was cracked the water IN the motor would be milky white or creamy you can tell by looking in the top of the motor where you put the oil.
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Re: water in exhaust

The black stuff would be just soot and carbon from the tail pipe mixed in the water, our XE does the same thing. Dad started it infront of my ED and left quite a nice stain on my front bumper, naturally I made him clean it off lol.

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there is no milky color in the oil...........ive never had a car that has water coming out of the exhaust.it seems strange................and its a fair bit of water coming out[QUOTE]..............
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Water is ACTUALLY a by-product of the combustion process. It is normal for a bit to come out the exhaust for a couple of minutes. If it still comes out when the car is warm then I would check the compression and get your coolant checked. Normally (not always) when the head gasket is blown combustion gases will get injected into the coolant which can be detected. Head repair shops should have the apparatus.
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