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Prelude down! Need help with diagnosis

Driving to work today the car was fine, I got on the highway then a few mins later I started smelling something, checked my temp gauge and it was all the way on red, turn the car off and white smake starts coming out the engine bay, I pop the hood and theres coolant everywhere.

I checked coolant tank and it was full so I'm guessing it's a hose somewhere.

Where do I start?

I hope nothing got fried in the head
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Re: Prelude down! Need help with diagnosis

get a preasure tester, fill up the radiator. see what leaks.
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Re: Prelude down! Need help with diagnosis

Check the little hose by the intake nipple and the upper and lower hoses of the radiator otherwise i am not too sure
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Re: Prelude down! Need help with diagnosis

Found the leak hose and fixed it, topped off radiator and it still overheats

maybe a blown head gasket?

white smoke comes out the exhaust
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Yeah your gasket blew and just to be safe you should get your head tested to make sure it isn't warped at all or it will continue to leak after a new gasket is put on
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Re: Prelude down! Need help with diagnosis

Drain your coolant and oil to see is there mixing at all.
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Re: Prelude down! Need help with diagnosis

Ok after opening the head up, everything was still okay (from looks) but water pump is broken, so Im getting a new water pump and new timing belt.
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