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Head gasket changed but coolant overflowing into exhaust pipe

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If you didnt have the head checked for cracks or to make sure it wasnt "warped" then that could cause the problem.also most cars have a multiple step process to torque the head to dealer specs.

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i assume its a 4 cyl?? will this car ever overheat if just sitting idle? when it begins to overheat, hows the heat in the cab? sounds like maybe the radiator is partially clogged or restricted somehow. i would change the radiator cap and make sure the overflow is set to proper level. (incl. radiator level) i wouldnt jump to headgasket just yet, they are pretty durable from what ive seen

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SOURCE: white smoke or steam coming out of exhaust pipe,

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SOURCE: I have oil in my coolant overflow tank. Is this a

Here is the way to find out pull your spark plug put out and bring each cylinder tdc and put 50 psi air in that cylinder remove radiator cap and check for bubbles do this to all cylinders,if no bubbles I would be checking to see if that engine has a oil cooler that could leak oil into your coolant,some mercededs had oil cooler,

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Well i did the batt and the alt to now i have a los of coolant and now i have water form the tail pipe what is it

not a complete history in your brief 'sentence', but water from the exhaust is either condensation whick is normal, or you have a blown head gasket or worse (cracked head or block) which is going to be very expensive to fix. If it is not overheating too, you have nothing to worry about, if it is you need to get the car to someone who can do a compression test and cylinder and/or coolant leakdown test to determine the extent of the damage.

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Its over heats and i put water every one or two days today i notice that a white clear container by the water hose is empty and greasy

Look at the oil on the dipstick. If its milky you have a head gasket issue. Also if you can make it to a smog machine they can sniff the coolant fumes to see if gas is in the coolant. Head Gasket again. Any repair shop has a chemical that can test for gas in the coolant also.

The theory here is if your losing water and none is leaking on the ground its got to be going into the cylinder and getting pushed out the exhaust pipe.

Now if its just overheating you may have a stuck thermostat or clogged radiator or a coolang fan that dlesnt turn on when commanded by the computer.Also if its just overheating and the water lost is going on the ground somewhere then you may not have a head gasket issue.

I just did a head gasket on a Honda because as the engine was warming up the overfill bottle would fill up and overflow. The combustion pressure was leaking into the coolant and pushing the coolant out.

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