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Re: big white cloud

To: "R. Martin Rogovein" <>, <>
Subject: Re: big white cloud
From: <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 17:22:34 -0400
White smoke is water, blue is oil.
Sounds like you have a head gasket leak.

Paul Tegler
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R. Martin Rogovein" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 6:07 PM
Subject: big white cloud

> I was driving the B today, noticed it was running a little rough, esp. at
> idle -
> nothing really out of the ordinary, I thought maybe I got a tank of bad
> or something.
> Then, while waiting at a light the revs started to drop (it usually idles
> smoothly around 900) and it started to stutter.
> I gave it some gas to keep it alive, and was rewarded with a white
> smokescreen that would have done James Bond proud.
> >From then on it kept running rough, smoking especially while
> and seemed to be way down on power as well, and would ping if i tried to
> give it gas too quickly in any gear.
> Oil pressure was normal and stable (45 idle, 70 at speed), temp stayed
> at N.

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