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Replaced the head gasket on my 2000 Tracker with 2.0L engine. It's blowing white smoke (coolant) out of the exhaust, but not consistently. Compression check shows 151-153 PSI on all 4 cylinders. What am I missing?

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  • RShackleford Nov 18, 2010

    Follow-up: I had the head surfaced and pressure checked, so I know the head is good. Is it possible for coolant to get into the cylinders via the intake manifold?

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SOURCE: what is the cylinder compression psi fpr the 2.0 liter engine

usual on 4 cylinder around 175psi.225psi is very high for your car,150psi seems ok,you may have two problems.A leaking head gasket and high compression due to carbon build up on the pistons.Check your Hyundai Dealer to see is this problem is covered under their 100,000 mile warranty,it should be.IF not then
the head needs to come off and had gasket replaced along with clean the top of pistons since they are right there,sounds like and easy fix.also check condition of radiator,and I would rec. replacing thermostat since some Hyundai models had problems with their thermostats

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SOURCE: i have a 1998 chevy 2500 4x4 6.5 diesel pu.truck

the head gaskets are blown you can believe that anytime on any engine gas or deisel that you get oil in the radiator and there water/ antifreeze in the oil pan the gaskets and or cylinder heads are bad

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SOURCE: 1994 geo tracker lost 70% of its compression over night

first of all compression should be at 170 - 199 psi
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SOURCE: white smoke from the exhaust

This is a problem with rich mixture. The golden air:gas mixture ratio is 14.6. When a ratio is less then this then you have a rich mixture ( less air, more gas). All Carbon built up at new spark plugs since there was too much gas not burnt out completely. Check out air filter and Mass Air Flow sensor. Good luck.

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