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R33 nissan skyline turbo over heated.the radiator exploded due to bottom radiator hose clamped shut causing no water flow i started it a couple of times after that.but now it wont start it almost does start if i keep turning it over continuosly .once oil pressure gage gets over half way but that takes about 30 seconds of turning it over.i also noticed water in air box,also water leaking witch appears to be coming from water pump,and also noticed a tiny bit of oil on road please help me

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Hi this is really bad, first thing the overheating may have warped the head on the motor so i would get that checked by a pro before you do anything including starting it as it will do even more damage, second the water leaking near water pump will be from the gasket which would have blown out/split from the pressure which also maybe why water has ended up in your airbox, third the oil on the road can really only leak from the engine so the block maybe cracked too.
The best solution would be take to a pro and get an assessment but i wouldnt be suprised if the motor needs a lot of repair work im sorry to say hope this helps

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