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Head gasket question, not my VR4 though


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 782582 posted 04/19/09 06:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A short time ago, I bought an 88 Conquest with a blown head gasket. it ran, but blew steam. I just got done doing the head gasket, drove it around the block, and noticed a slight amount of milkyness in the oil. Well the car had sat for 5 years, so I hoped it was just condensation or coolant that got into the oil passages when I did the head gasket. I just changed the oil, drove it for about 3 miles, popped the oil filler to see if there was any milky look, and steam or smoke came out of the valve cover for some time. I checked the oil on the dipstick, and it looks fine. So, if its steam from water mixing, can there be that much water in the oil to cause it to steam out the valve cover? And if so, wouldn't there be obvious signs in the oil and the water level dropping? How can I tell whats going on here?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 782590 posted 04/19/09 06:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
was the head or block checked for warpage?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 782591 posted 04/19/09 06:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
the head is new, as for the block, I just put it back together.



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