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Smokey exhaust worse at lower speed `have just done head gasket as the coolant was pressurising but it is still as smoky thanks brian

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    What color is the smoke? Does it smell like burnt oil or is it kinda sweet smelling?

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Sounds like a ring job

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It leaks what... coolant or exhaust gas?
If it's exhaust gases it's more likely to be the exhaust manifold gasket at fault.

If it's coolant leaking out somewhere it could be a hose/radiator/coolant tank, though coolant can also leak from the head gasket area.

A classic sign of a leaking head gasket is a creamy white/grey sludge on your oil dipstick. This is caused by coolant finding its way via a blown head gasket into the oil system

2002-dodge-neon-problems-head-leaking-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-0.jpeg A creamy sludge on the dipstick - caused by coolant finding its way into the oil system because of a leaking head gasket.

Other indications of a leaking head gasket/head is overheating and rough running.

You can also try removing the cap from the coolant bottle and letting the engine idle. If bubbles continually appear this may be due to the exhaust gases finding their way into the cooling system via a leaking head gasket.

In most cases replacing a head gasket requires the cylinder head to be skimmed as well. This is because the alloy of the head tends to warp slightly.

A workshop would be able to diagnose a faulty head gasket within minutes. Having a head gasket replaced and the head skimmed isn't a cheap job.

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this does sound like a head problem (hopefully just the gasket). pulling the head with the exhaust manifold attached is possible but tricky and difficult. risking the bolt and drilling it out if it snaps would be alot easier. I would strongly suggest having the head checked while its off (so you dont rebuild to find that you wasted time and money on a bad head)

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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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SOUND LIKE BLOWN HEAD GASKET.TAKE VECHICLE TO A RADIATOR SHOP OR GARAGE. LET THEM DO A COOLANT PRESSURE TEST.THEY WILL PRESSURISE COOLANT SYSTEM SEE IF THERE IS LITTLE AIR BUBBLE IN RADIATOR.OR COOLANT LEAKING DOWN IN OIL PAN.YOU CAN LOOK AT OIL DIP STICK.LOOK LIKE MILK SHAKE YOU HAVE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET.

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If the head gasket goes water is allowed to seep into the cylinders and then out of the exhaust.

Once the level has dropped enough the car overheats

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Sounds like blown head gasket (or worse) still to me.
Remove oil filler cap and look for grey oil.
Never use water these days but special coolant. Water makes vapour spots and cause block cracks, worse then blown gaskets!!!
vapour does not cool very well.
Look like you have cracks already.
Take a compression test if possible. But might not show op at that temperature.
The gauge indication troubles me.

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