Question about 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
Sounds like a blown head gasket. if it lacks power, misfires or perculates in the overflow jug (sounds like a coffee maker brewing) after it reaches operating temp when you cut the vehicle off,then its a blown cylinder head gasket.
Posted on Jan 04, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds to me like you have a head gasket leaking. See if you can get a gauge and check each cylinder. Are you using alot of anti freeze?
Posted on May 28, 2009
Too late to check now... you've got a blown head gasket. When the gauge starts to give you any indication that something's not right you must shut it down or this kind of thing happens. Could have started as a bad water pump, hose etc. With low coolant from that (or anything else) continued operation will kill the whole thing!...Sorry!!
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
SOURCE: white smoke from exhaust
The white smoke is from coolant entering the combustion chamber(s). Coolant can enter through the water passages sealed bu the head gasket. You have probably blown a head gasket. You should check your coolant level. You may have acracked head if you continue to drive it and overheat. The temp gauge only reads when exposed to coolant, not air. Take out thhe spark plugs and look them over. A white glossy apperance will indicate water in the combustion chamber. You may need to surface the head once you have it removed so that it is flat. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
Head gasket failure or a crack in the cylinder head allowing engine coolant to enter the combudtion chamber, then out of the exhaust.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
SOURCE: my car has white smoke
If the white smoke comes out when the engine is warm, then you have a head gasket leaking. Give the warm exhaust a smell, if it is a sweet smell then you deffinitly have a head gasket leak. Pull the dip stick out and check to see if there is any foam/ frothing on the dip stick. This will tell you if the coolant is leaking into the oil passages and if it is, do not drive the car. The coolant will wash your rod and main bearings causing the rotating assembly to fail. The proper fix is to replace the head gasket and have the head checked for warpage. Do not use coolant system repair compounds as they will plug your heater core and now you have that to replace also. I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
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