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Is this a symptom of head gasket failure ? I'm loosing coolant daily which I cannot trace ! I  also notice smoke on acceleration.

Despite car being tuned its running crappy .

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Yes it is. Pull your spark plugs and examine them. If any are remarkably cleaner than the others, that's where your leak is. You try retorquing the head bolts (you don't have a lot to lose at this point), but chances are very good you'll be pulling the head.

 

EDIT: Oh, and once you get it resolved, change the oil twice in rapid succession to get all the coolant out of the oily spinny bits.

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Possible head gasket or cracked head.  A compression test might help you figure out what is going on.  Drain the oil and see how much water is in it.  If there is water in the oil you need to deal with this IMMEDIATLY before you start getting rust on the cylinder bores and other things inside the engine that don't like water. 

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I wouldn't run car anymore, Drain oil, It's 9 times out of ten head gasket unless car was overheated, You don't wanna run it anymore cause if coolant is sitting in cylinder and you start you may hydraulic a rod, Then you have much bigger headache

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Yup.  Sorry, stop now.  Drain the oil, put in fresh, pull the plugs, crank it a bunch but don't start it,

and then pop the head off.

 

A leakdown test first might show a bit more.

 

But there is a compromise between the water and oil systems, and 94% of the time, it's the headgasket.

 

t

 

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3 hours ago, TobyB said:

Yup.  Sorry, stop now.  Drain the oil, put in fresh, pull the plugs, crank it a bunch but don't start it,

and then pop the head off.

 

A leakdown test first might show a bit more.

 

But there is a compromise between the water and oil systems, and 94% of the time, it's the headgasket.

 

t

 

 

Draining the coolant may be a good idea also. Prior to cranking.

 

Cheers,

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Just to supply a tiny sliver of hope. I've experienced a similar type of dirty mayonnaise sludge on various old VW's - aircooled so no radiator, The cause can be numerous short trips in the winter when the oil never gets hot enough to drive off condensed moisture which build up over time. Probably not your case on this engine but thought I would throw it out there. Goof luck. Are you running a working crankcase ventilation hose to your carb?

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