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kinglevi

steam coming out of valve covers

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Had a minor wreck that bent my frame a little from the front. Since then my radiator wont hold any fluid but doesnt leak on the ground. Take my oil cap off and there is plenty of steam flowing out. Also comes out from where the oil stick is. The engine is also a little louder since the wreck. Its a 78 Pontiac Catalina with a 400 engine.

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I would not drive the car and see if you have a cracked head, bad intake or head gasket. Sounds like your coolant is weeping into your engine. Is your oil a chocolate milk colour?


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I agree with notallthere, you have the symptoms of water leaking into the engine and eventually the crankcase. This will damage your engine if water instead of oil is pump where oil-only should go.



Check your oil as soon as possible. If the oil is milky, then you need to get the vehicle to a good mechanic to take the engine apart to find the leak and fix it.


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