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Old 07-25-2009, 02:58 AM
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White smoke coming from header?

Hey guys, I have a 98 lude with a stock h22a4 with a AEM short ram intake system, the engine bay is clean ass hell, all the new parts I’ve put in are only OEM, I notice some white smoke came out of my header and I think is coming between it when I have the engine running, I thought I dripped some wd 40 spray but that dry out and still was smoking. it wasn’t heavy just light enough to see it and it hasn’t stop, so how I could repair this with out buy a new one, could I have been missing a few bolts of a gasket? if not I’ve been seeing some dc sports headers which are not that bad.

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this is what im trying to go for, but not that much of wire tuck
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:29 AM
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

Any reason you removed the heat shield?
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

how long has the header been smoking? have u driven the car at all? What does the smoke smell like?

odds are whatever ur cleaning with dripped on the header, and is burning off. My ebay header smoked for over a half hour after I put it on with barehands. The oil from ur hands can cause smoking.
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

it looks like you have a something on them. but i wouldnt go DC.... i would look into other brands. dc is cheap but you dont see much of a gain from them.
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If you want a decent header with proven gains and reasonable price, Tri-Y header
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

No there wasnít one when I bought the car in October, its been smoking since a while I thought it was that big of a deal, im always driving the car to work and all but I donít beat on the engine, its smells as the exhaust fumes, yeah all that stuff I wipe off already and the headers are dry enough and still smokes, dc cool but those Tri-Y header look badass but thatís down the line not now, so what should I do to stop the smoke?
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

I assume you already inspected for cracks so it might be leaking at the gasket. You could try to tightening the bolts and/or replace the gasket.
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ill check the gasket then
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

Yep, could be at the gasket or maybe even a small crack on one of the bends, had that issue before
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

did u just change the oil? cause u might have put too much in, i had that problem
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

i change the oil but i only use 4.5 qrt, is there another gasket besides the one that on the block
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Re: White smoke coming from header?

its probly just some extra oil, u should be fine
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