Engine Performance problem
1991 Nissan Truck 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 180000 miles
While I was driving my engine started to miss, I only had half a mile to go to work, so while I was parking steam from my exhaust pipe started to come out. I shut my truck off (1991 Nissan D21 KA24E 180,000mi).
I figured blown head gasket, looked at the water temp and it was not running hot. So I had it towed home. Sure enough blown head gasket. I replaced the head gasket started it up and it missed for a couple of minutes then ran fine but the more gas I gave it the more steam it would produce. So. I took the head back off and had it pressure tested, and a whole valve job. They took off 8 to 10 thousands due to warpage. So I also put in a new timing chain, guides, tensioner and oil pump and started her back up and boy does it sound & run good.. Except for the tons of steam out the exhaust pipe. I ran it for about 10 minutes to get rid of any water in the exhaust pipe but it did not diminish. Can I add a dye to the water so that when I take it apart again I will be able to see where it was leaking. There is no water in the oil this time. There was very little the first time -I didn't run it for long. I am going to pressure check with the plugs out as soon IF I can find a presure checker that will fit the small radiator opening I have. What would you do next?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 AT 3:34 AM