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When i drive, when i pull up at lights or at a junction steam comes out of the vent on top of the bonnet, also if i take off the oil cap it spits out spatters of oil. about 9 months ago i had the engine shimmed and the head redone but when it came back it still leaked oil which i put down to the cause of my present problems

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Hi it sounds to me like your head is warped and will need replacing check the water for signs of oil and check the oil for signs of a white substance as this will indicate water in oil

are you losing much water the chances are you have something faulty such as water pump and this is causing the over heating and could be the route of the problem
the best thing to do is get a gasses test dont to check if your getting any engine gasses in the coolant it will probably come back as having gasses in it.

the chances are your going to need to get a recon head yours is probable warped to much and beyond repair, if it was still leaking after the skim then the chances are a wrong gasket was used as a thicker gasket should have been used or the skimming may not have been done properly

it all points to the head being at fault so thats what you should be looking into, you need to work out is it worth getting fixed it all depends on the age of the car

let me know if you have any signs of water in oil or other way round and how much coolant are you losing

let me know ok then i can assist you further

Posted on Oct 01, 2010


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