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1985 audi 5000s non turbo leaking ****** fluid

Leaking alot of ****** fluid. Running onto exhaust and making lots of smoke.

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You have a leaking engine cylinder head gasket, coolant is entering the combustion chambers of the engine and being expelled out the tail pipe.

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If it is not dripping much, then just put in a deflector so you don't get smoke. There are conditioners you are supposed to be able to use to soften old and hard seals, to reduce leaks. Don't know if they work or not, but can't hurt I suppose. Take it so one of those self service car wash places with a high pressure hot water spray. Clean off the engine/transmission, so that you can tell more where it leaks. If it is from between the engine and transmission, that is over $300 and probably not worth it. But is could be one of the cooling lines or something minor.

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The Thermostat will be where the bottom radiator hose joins the engine block. Bottom of block near crankshaft pulley.

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