[ROVERNET - UK] Still Blow'in Steam (for Steve Lawrence)

Stephen Beer stephen at beerinc.com
Sun Feb 27 21:03:14 GMT 2005

When I had this problem (twice) it was actually brake fluid that had 
seeped past a seal in the brake booster to then be burned in 
combustion. I believe this to be a common problem with P6s. I have even 
been told to pump the brakes after stopping the car to relieve the 
vacuum pressure on the booster. This pressure contributes to the 
compromise of this seal.

An acrid odor accompanied this whitish cloud.

Stephen Beer
Milan, NY

On Feb 27, 2005, at 2:25 PM, Eric Russell wrote:

> Hello All,
> I just installed a re-worked head and head gasket on
> my '69 TC and
> there is still white steam blowing out the tail pipe.
> I am hoping
> this is residual moisture that was in the combustion
> chamber, but it
> has not cleared after 3 oil changes (in one day) since
> the oil was
> quite contaminated with coolant from the old head
> gasket problem.  The
> new head is level, pressure checked etc., and the
> intake manifold is
> in good shape and sealing well, the head bolts are
> torqued down well
> and to specs. The coolant level is staying up as well.
> Is this residual moisture?? There was some coolant in
> the combustion chamber, but I would think it would
> burn off quickly. Has anybody had this problem and it
> finally cleared up?
> Thank you for any input you can provide.
> Steve Lawrence
> Woodinville, WA
> <jaoa27 at verizon.net>
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