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Re: big white cloud

To: "R. Martin Rogovein" <>,
Subject: Re: big white cloud
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 17:39:51 -0400
Hi Martin,
         IWhite smokescreen, eh?...I'm not a pro but I  thought that is the 
sign of a blown headgasket. At least it was on the 2 vehicles I had that 
decided to blow their headgaskets.

How ya doing with the baby and all?


At 12:07 AM 7/7/2005 +0200, you wrote:
>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 fuel
>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 accellerating,
>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 right
>at N.
>Engine has burnt oil since I got it (a quart every few tanks of gas -
>probably rings), but I always am careful to keep it topped off (checked
>today before I headed out and it was fine).
>My guess, without opening anything up to see, is a burnt valve.
>Do the symptoms fit, or do you pros have a better idea?
>R Martin
>70 roadster
>Tel Aviv

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