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Bought 2007 corsa from a garage 60,000mils on it,it was traded in.the timing chain,water pump and head gasket done by garage. a week later the emmisions light came on and engine light car was noisy very sluggish, brought back to the garage they just said it was dirt in the plug cleaned it and said it should be fine.two to three weeks later same things happens i bring to a local machanic he said there was water in at the plug cylinder 4 and was not changed by the garage i bought it from so he cleaned it out and replaced all the plugs but does not know how the water got in there! how could water be getting in at the plug the garentee is up soon and im afraid of it happening again
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would start by doing an oil change myself so you can examine the oil and look for water/antifreeze in it. You will be able to see it separate from the oil and you can smell the antifreeze. If there is then you have a leak between the water jacket and the heads somewhere. More than likely the LOWER intake gasket is leaking into the head. You said they replaced a gasket but was it the UPPER or LOWER? If it was the LOWER did they use RTV in the correct areas? Did they torque the intake bolts to the correct pressure and install the bolts correctly? I know you don't have these answers but these could all be part of the problem. It may be leaking more at #2 cylinder and causing it to foul more than the others. Also just because a mech pressurized the coolant system and didnt see any change in pressure (hopefully he wasn't just looking for visible leaks) the issue may not happen until the engine is hot, as metals behave differently when heated, especially aluminum which the LOWER intake is made. Have a mechanic or mechanically inclined friend (gearhead) remove the #2 plug wire, then kick the engine a few times without starting it, enough to let any fluid get into the chamber, this would include gas btw. Then remove the plug and look for any wet residue on the plug, gas will evap. quickly, antifreeze/oil won't. again try to smell the residue and if necessary, lightly touch some to your tongue, antifreeze has a sugary sweet taste that is easily detectable. Remember any time you are working with chemicals such as waste oil and especially anti freeze, minimize spills and clean them up quickly and completely and place the spent fluid in a sealable container and take them to a collection center for disposal. Waste oil is a carcinagin (cancer causing) agent and antifreeze (glycol) new or old will kill any animal (child, dog, cat,etc) that ingests it. Many auto parts stores and some other retailers that sell oil and antifreeze will take your wastes if you bought the replacement fluid from them, check before you buy.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
hi its rob cylender head or cylender head gasket or ileak in cooling system check oil for creamy white sludge if non then take of radiator cap start engine see if it bubbles up turn of engine and smell into the radiator for fuel check accesive amounts of water or white smoke coming from tailpipe ether one of these maens cylender head of gasket blown
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Did your mechanic use a DRB III or equivalent scanner before performing the bleeding procedure after installing the master cylinder? This is a requirement by the manufacturer (Chrysler) when bleeding the brake system.
Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: 2007 Pt Cruiser I Changed
I'm going to give this some thought and try to get back with you tomorrow....a cousin back home in Missouri is a MoPar nut and an excellent mechanic in his own right.
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
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