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Old 03-06-2013, 04:39 AM
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exhaust steam and wet floor..

i have a lot of steam coming from my exhaust,,and have started to notice a damp patch on the floor near the silencer after the car has been parked up after driving,,, can anybody help me with this 1,,, thanx
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If the damp patch is water (condensation) then that is perfectly normal.

If it is sweet smelling, then be more alarmed as that is a symptom of a blown head gasket/warped head.

Easiest way to tell?
-check your oil. If it looks like a milkshake, then worry more.

Most accurate way to tell?
-test your coolant for oil contamination with test strips.


Either way, welcome to the 'Fest.

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