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Vauxhall van a lot of white smoke when started have to fill water up every 2/3 days

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Bad head or head gasket.

Posted on May 10, 2014

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0 smokes really bad

Your valve stem seals on the valves inside the head are not sealing and oil is leaking past them. That oil falls inot the cylinder of each piston and when the car is started it is burning that off. Replacing the seals are cheap, but the valve springs and valve keepers have to come off to replace them. Also that's a good time to replace the valve cover gasket.

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check crankcase breather and clean.check hose from turbo to intercooler and clean and hose from intercooler to inlet manafold and clean if oil and water mix is found drain the intercooler

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Hi im shane from s l autos we have a fiat scudo from new v reg 19 td had it from new 100,000 miles now all ways been good but there now there is a eletric propblem start uo fine and then 2 to 5 min just turn off like if u was turning the key off now i have cange ucu and a lot off the other main parts from one off my other scudos but still the same .i thought it was the pump cutting off as the imobolizer is in side now i find the live and put a test light to see if the power is still there when the engine stops ,so now there is just a faint light and its makeing the grow plug relay cick so i thoght i cut the live wire to the pump and put a live feed from batter to pump to see what happens ,,it runs but i get the engine light on dash comeing on and off and all so the grow plugs light ,, Now does that mean it is the pump ???? because if so i got to remove the pump to get the swich out off the pump
many thanks people as i been of the phone to Fiat and i think i have forgot more than they know lol
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Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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Its the EGR valve, take it off and clean it with some carb cleaner this often works rather than buying a new one, a new one is about £150 from vauxhall, its very common but do have a go at cleaning it, I got another 2 years out of mine on a astra van. EGR is exhaust gas recycler, its kinda like a little turbo, it reburns any unburnt fuel when they go wrong you loose about 70% of the total power of the van and hates climbing hills.

I would bet without any doubt that this is the fault

if you need any advice on removing it let me know, its a simple task.
Regards
Dan

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Car was overheating...replaced water pump,

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I am sorry to say it looks like you have blown a head gasket. What happen is when it was overheating, it was maybe because the water pump of course was not providing water/antifreeze to the motor. Now of course that is why you took it to the shop to have water pump replaced, radiator and hoses and etc. Maybe just Maybe the thermostat could of been the original problem that cause the overheating to begin with, however that is pass tense now.

When there is white smoke pouring out the back, especially with the prior problem with the over heating, it most likely warped your head, which of course cause a leak at the head gasket. Now, the load thump or pop you hook under hood, could be because the head gasket is blown possible now threw a rod, or piston. I do not want to scare you and tell you a lot of stuff that you don't want to hear, but it will be expensive to fix if you blew a head gasket and threw a rod, or piston. Best thing to do, is i hate to say it, is get it into the shop. Yes, it would have to be towed. Unless you have a real good shop near by or good friend that is mechanically inclined to verify my diagnosis.
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