Message Board
Welcome!
WESTERN MEET XII
[clock1]
EASTERN MEET XVI
[clock2]
Home Page  | How to Join  | Merchandise  | Chat Room | West Meet | East Meet | Members' Montes
FGMCC Meet Photos | Tech Info  | Museum  | Parts and Services  | Registry  | Links  | Club Officers

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#315210 - 04/22/11 01:39 AM condensation or water out of tail pipes
rollin 72 monte Offline
Member

Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 151
Loc: ca
ok guys every time i turn on my car i see a lot of water coming out of the tailpipes is this normal because it only does it when it has been sitting for hours or in the mornings ive have checked the water in the radiator and it looks to be fine not low on water or anything

Top
#315212 - 04/22/11 01:45 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: rollin 72 monte]
Slaman Offline
Bronze Member

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 916
Loc: Jacksonville, Fl.
It is normal when first started. It blows out any condensation etc. It is more frequent with newer cars that have catalitic converters. the "Cats" exchange the Nitrous Oxides in the exhaust and produce water vapor in the exchange. I beleive this is why most new cars come with stainless steel exhaust systems now.

I would not worry about but you should check you oil and make sure it is not milky looking. If it is this is an indication of a blown head gasket.

Steve
_________________________
Trigger Lives!
1970, 350/200-4R, TPI, 3.73:1 Posi 12 bolt.

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

Top
#315213 - 04/22/11 01:51 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: Slaman]
rollin 72 monte Offline
Member

Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 151
Loc: ca
ok good ill check that right now thanks

Top
#315226 - 04/22/11 04:08 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: rollin 72 monte]
MGD72Monte Offline
If I had $1 for every hr I spent restoring...
Silver Member

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 1647
Loc: GA, USA
It sounds normal, as mentioned above condensation forms until the system warms up. That's what rots your exhaust from the inside out if you do a lot of short trips.

If you think about it, a coolant leak would have to be pretty focused to somehow slip in the exaust pipes in liquid form without going into the engine. In my experience coolant leaking in the engine will be burned and can sometimes be seen as white smoke in the exhaust and you would notice that sickly sick coolant smell.
_________________________
MG



1972 350

... and then the angel of darkness created road salt

Top
#315234 - 04/22/11 05:06 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: MGD72Monte]
rollin 72 monte Offline
Member

Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 151
Loc: ca
hahhahah that does smell pretty bad hahaha ok i guess im good i really only drive it to shows or the park its not my daily driver and i check my oil its A ok thanks guys

Top



Moderator:  Mike 57, Sam (Bones) 
Who's Online
6 registered (1970montess, rsorg, 7tonemonte, Gabe 70, black07ss, Andreas), 29 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Tina, monte70z20, Ilvmontes, garebel, queball
4206 Registered Users
Random Gallery Photos
500/thumbs/IMG_4425.JPG
by Its Just Me
500/thumbs/HPIM01361.JPG
by Chevyss
571/thumbs/S5003787.JPG
by stevns71monte
701/thumbs/013_2_.JPG
by Canuck
572/thumbs/FrontEnd.jpg
by maddmann313
Top Posters
Sam (Bones) 15709
502ci 14159
7tonemonte 14087
Rob Peters 12047
footballubet 12027
Capri's 71 SS 9824
Mikstudie 9699
Jared Richey 9422
Andreas 9362
Canuck 9104
monte70car 7911
CrazyDavey 7335
Ian 6925
Mo's70MCs 6565
David Mau 6469
wallaby 6333
Monteman1971 6113
72yellowmc,Robyn 6026
Phil 5960
knightfan2691 5675
Shadow Gray SS 5641
savvarock 5441
70mcarlo 5345
LostnFound 5196
black07ss 5163
Mike 57 4331
Chevyss 3981
Kevin Wiles 3791
Leghome 3424
cny first gen 71 3381
stangeba 3316
Heckeng 3154
Forum Stats
4206 Members
44 Forums
11745 Topics
139387 Posts

Max Online: 299 @ 11/03/12 06:51 AM

Home Page
Mission|Benefits|Join|Renew|Merchandise
Message Forum|Chat Room
Members' Montes|Meet Photos
Tech Info|Museum|Parts and Services|Registry|Links|Contact Us