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by branman1971
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

Ok Guys, Honestly...

I found out that the head gasket is leaking, right under the exhaust manifold. The oil does NOT have any coolant/water in it that I can see. The car has 104,000 miles on it, interior is in GREAT condition for 20 years old, and no rust except under the hood and it could use a paint job. I am looking ...
by branman1971
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

You guys are crazy...

I need to work on my Australian terms and lingo. hehehe

My buddy is bringing a tool to my house tonight that pressurizes the cooling system and makes the coolant shoot out of wherever the leak is. I will keep you guys posted.
by branman1971
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

IZU069 wrote:Some of those yanks still don't understand they drive on the wrong side (right-side wrong-side, left-side right-side etc.)
Oh, and sorry, i will start driving on the right (left) side of the road from now on... :yawinkle:
by branman1971
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

water cooled turbo

Your car may or may not have a the water cooled turbo but the white smoke certainly indicates anything from cross contamination there or from the head gasket or worse like a crack in the head or block. However, if you are investigating the head gasket etc. don't assume the coolant leak is from ther...
by branman1971
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

Found a coolant leak

I let the car warm up to operating temperature today and when I turned it off I heard a faint hissing/gurgling sound on the driver side of the motor under the exhaust manifold. I couldn't see under the manifold but the side of the engine looked wet. Saw coolant dripping under the car too. Considerin...
by branman1971
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

I found a compression leak tester, and will try that this afternoon. That should confirm or eliminate the possibility of a bad head gasket or cracked head. Right?
by branman1971
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

No compression test yet

I considered it though but not sure what the compression should be per cylinder. Last night I drove the car, got it good and warmed up, and the white smoke stopped coming out. The engine ran cool and smooth. The oil is not milky but the last owner said that the coolant is leaking somewhere, i just h...
by branman1971
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

Bad Turbo?

Is there a way to rebuild the turbo, or does it have to be replaced.
by branman1971
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust
Replies: 39
Views: 12900

Izuzu Impulse White Smoke Exhaust

Recently picked up a 1988 Izuzu Impulse 4ZCI Turbo with 104,000 miles and it runs and drives great. The only problem that I have found so far is that it blows white smoke from exhaust pipe once it warms up. The smoke has a coolant smell, not an oil burning smell. Anyone know what my problem might be?