Engine Cooling problem
1970 Dodge Dart V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100k miles
I have a 1970 dart, the basics of the car are as follows. 318 with 360 heads, edlebrock 4bbl, mild cam, 3'' headers breathing threw flowmasters, B an M shift kit and a 4.11 rear. Now the car has been in heated storage most of its life and I just recently moved it outside (into the cold NJ weather) The other day I noticed alittle bit of water on my dipstick, so I pulled the oil fill covers off and theres no water there. I changed the oil and checked it and it was still there on the dipstick. I automatically assumed headgasket, yet my car is running at its usual 150degress, and holding its usual 50-60 pounds of oil pressure. No overheating, no loss of pressure. I poured some bars stop leak in it and now if I leave it outside for the night and pull the dipstick, there will be alittle water on it, if I wipe it off and check it again its just pure oil. Could it be condensation? My uncle is a mechanic and hes telling me not to worry about it, I have put close to 300 miles on it, since I 1st noticed the small amount of water with no problems. There is alittle white smoke but its 20 degress outside and theres always been alittle white smoke cuz of the headers, whats going on? Any advice will be appericated. Thank you
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 2:03 PM