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fh929
09-24-2006, 10:55 PM
on starting, I have 40# oil pressure. after about 10 miles it drops to about 2 and white fog comes in side the car. The engine starts to over heat, going to 190.[:0] after sitting for about 20 min. it's back to normal. This just started. it was rebuilt 4 years ago, and except for the electric problems you guys helped me fix things were fine.
any ideas on this problem? [?]
Thanks for any help
Frank

Guido
09-24-2006, 11:03 PM
Often white smoke is caused by coolant that is finding its way into the combustion chamber, usually via a blown head gasket. The fact that your temperature rises is indicative of a blockage of some type where the coolant is not being circulated. This could be as simple as a bad thermostat or be a bad radiator, clogged jackets, etc. Overheating and an oil pressure drop often go hand in hand.

I would check the oil and the radiator to see if they are clean or reveal contamination from the other.

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