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What do i do?

This is a discussion on What do i do? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Im guessing the head gasket is going because the smoking ive been having lately hasnt gone away. I also read ...

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    What do i do?

    Im guessing the head gasket is going because the smoking ive been having lately hasnt gone away. I also read in another thread it might be intake gaskets instead of a head gasket... I have all the symptons, so what should i do. Also would a bad spark plug cause the smoking? Because i kind of have a bad story on one of the spark plugs on one cylinder.

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    What's the story?

    What color smoke?

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    when i was changing one of the spark plugs awhile back i stripped the head pulling it out and the only way it would go in was a little crooked. So one of them is kinda off compared to the rest. I dont know if eventually that would cause something but im just putting it out there. The smoke is foggy white and thick. It only happens after i do a quick run.

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    What size head gaskets do i order? I just have the stock heads..

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    Sounds like a head gasket, as the smoke is white if I am not correct that means it is burning water! So I would suspect a head gasket, have you have any signs of coolant being in your oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawk2000 View Post
    Sounds like a head gasket, as the smoke is white if I am not correct that means it is burning water! So I would suspect a head gasket, have you have any signs of coolant being in your oil?
    yes i posted a few ago about my oil cap having a milky yellowish substance on it but the dip stick is fine. My idle is abnormally high too but then will idle normal after a few seconds of letting it sit. i just need to know the size to order...

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    if it is coolant, then the exhaust will smell sweet, and the white color smoke will not stay in the air long. I would agree with your conclusion that it is a head gasket, as they tend to get worse temporary under a load.

    I wouldn't rush to put money in yet though. keep an eye on your coolant to make sure it is going down, the discoloration in your oil may be past contamination if there is not alot. white smoke can also be auto tranny fluid, or a lean fuel mixture.

    also the only way i see this may be effected by the plug is if the block was damaged by the plug and cracked into the water jacket. I have never been into the plugs on my car yet, but i would assume they go into an aluminum part of the block which is easy to damage.

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    It says its for the LS1 2002-2004 camaros and vettes, i have a 2000....


    I found them on ws6store for 51 bucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    It says its for the LS1 2002-2004 camaros and vettes, i have a 2000....


    I found them on ws6store for 51 bucks


    woops. Sorry for the trouble man.

    Did you buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jknerr View Post
    woops. Sorry for the trouble man.

    Did you buy?
    no not yet, im not sure its a head gasket..

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    Do the easy tests first. The intake comes off pretty easy. I've had mine off and back on in less then an hour. Check out the gaskets, and if they're overly compressed or damage, replace them. If everything is fine, check for leaks around the spark plug that was damaged. You should be able to hear a leak on the compression stroke. You might even be able to see it in the dark. If that's all good, the head gaskets would be the next thing to check. Not a real big job, just a pain due to the tight firewall area.

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