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That is bad news, sorry to say. Much worse than a bad water pump, white smoke is an indication of coolant being burned in the cylinders, probably due to a cylinder head gasket failure. To verify, have an engine compression test done, or pull out the spark plugs and check them. The bottom part of the plug from a good cylinder will be tan or light brown with very little deposits on them. A bad cylinder will likely have a lot of deposits on the plug. You may even see evidence of water in the cylinder. The only repair is a new head gasket, which gets quite expensive at shops. It is a labor intensive job, not terribly difficult but takes a good amount of time getting to the head gasket, and a good shop will check out the cylinder head for cracks, for straightness of the head where it sits on the engine block, and if the valve train is still good or needs any new parts.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's a pain to get out I just did mine belt and water pump it took about 3 times as long as I thought.
Make sure all the bolts are loose, make sure you have removed the tranmission mount as it gives you more room to move the engine. It's suggest you take the exhaust off as well as you can damage it if you jack the engine up too high. Lossen the bolts on the motor mount across from that plate, you will not be able to remove the motor mount but you can spin it allowing you to get that big plate out.
PM dhirst on ptcrew.com if you want some pics or more instructions.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Not for the beginner, I will be doing one on monday. 2001 Twin Cam.
I have been in repair for 30 years, I would not let anyone with less than 5 years experience touch it. This motor has the potential to bend valves if out of time between the cams and crank.
Changing the right side mount too. 10 hours according to the book (all data) and thats for someone that knows how.
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
If i remember right the color of the smoke will tell you what it is and i think blue smoke is water getting into the combustion chamber. The car can run like this for a while. Lots of times the car will run like normal besides the smoke. But the passage in the gasket will continue to get bigger and lead to more serious problems.
Posted on Dec 20, 2011
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