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#315210 - 04/22/11 01:39 AM condensation or water out of tail pipes
rollin 72 monte Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
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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

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#315212 - 04/22/11 01:45 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: rollin 72 monte]
Slaman Offline
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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
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#315213 - 04/22/11 01:51 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: Slaman]
rollin 72 monte Offline
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ok good ill check that right now thanks

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#315226 - 04/22/11 04:08 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: rollin 72 monte]
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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.
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#315234 - 04/22/11 05:06 AM Re: condensation or water out of tail pipes [Re: MGD72Monte]
rollin 72 monte Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
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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

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