Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 181000 miles
I bought this car 2 months ago. I was told that it needed a head gasket. I replace the head gasket, water pump and timing belt. When I start the vehicle, it smokes for about a minute or so. I then replaced the valve guide seals, but still is the same. After the smoke clears, there is moister and some black soot coming out of the exhaust. I have not lost any antifreeze. I just brought the car by a head repair shop and they checked the fluid for carbons but looks good. The car runs great (a little rough at idle but not bad). I am baffled. Can any one HELP! Thanks, Tim
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 4:48 PM