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Old 08-08-2009, 12:09 PM
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lude noob...please help.

I have an gen 2, Why would it idle ok with the radiator cap off, but as soon as I put it on it idles like crap and wants to die?...FWIW, I just replaced the water pump and thermostat. Also, I found what smells like gas on one of the spark plugs. Burning gas would cause white smoke correct?
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Re: lude noob...please help.

Burning fuel is black smoke, white smoke is likely coolant. With the cap on but not off I'd say t-stat but you say you just changed it. Could also be blown head gasket. Could be any number of things really.
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