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Water leaking through exhaust

Cylinders 2 and 3 are leaking water out the exhaust ports.

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Your getting water in your combustion chamber which means you probably have a head gasket leak.

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The water can only go one of 2 places, the crankcase or the exhaust. A blown head gasket could definitely be the problem. If oyu can get hold of a compression gauge you need to check the compression on each cylinder. If the head gasket is blown around the area of a cylinder you will see a low reading on that cylinder when you check compression.. Also chek the radiator for the presence of air bubbles. this indicates the head gasket is blown next to a water port.

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Hope this helps Good Luck Loringh Ps Please leave a rating if appropriate Thanks

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