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Hey all. So I'm having issues with my R32 GTST RB20DET. Basically, after driving it for 5-10 minutes, it starts to steam and white smoke comes from under the hood. It seems to be originating from the area around the #5 fuel injector. It smells like coolant and the day before, it got so bad that my coolant was completely drained. I replaced a couple of faulty vacuum hoses, but it still steams out coolant. My car isn't overheating either. The oil doesn't look creamy and there's no white smoke coming from the exhaust, so there's no clear cut problem. The ac and heat also work just fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated 

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Find the coolant leak

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And i'd start with intake manifold gasket. 

Le gaske de manifold, sacre bleu!!

Possibly. I don't speak french. But i do feel confident on the leak source. 

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36 minutes ago, Ben C34 said:

Find the coolant leak

It's not a coolant leak. It sounds and smells like a steam of coolant is hissing up

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29 minutes ago, hardsteppa said:

And i'd start with intake manifold gasket. 

Le gaske de manifold, sacre bleu!!

Possibly. I don't speak french. But i do feel confident on the leak source. 

Something along the lines of a bad seal?

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so you know coolant runs thru intake manifold right; so the gasket may not be sealing one of the coolant passages. 

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5 hours ago, MOTIM said:

It's not a coolant leak. It sounds and smells like a steam of coolant is hissing up

It's going to be hard to find the coolant leak with that attitude!

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9 minutes ago, Ben C34 said:

It's going to be hard to find the coolant leak with that attitude!

No attitude, I'm just trying to be specific as possible! 

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Ok, sounds like there's no coolant leak glad you can confirm that.

It does however sound like coolant is exiting the cooling system and is evaporating which is creating the steam so look for that point of exit.

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mein gott...if coolant coming somewhere out that it shouldn't from a contained system isn't a leak, then I don't know what is. 

ohhkayyy mang, all the best with it, cyka blyat and all that.

 

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7 hours ago, Jordy32 said:

Ok, sounds like there's no coolant leak glad you can confirm that.

It does however sound like coolant is exiting the cooling system and is evaporating which is creating the steam so look for that point of exit.

It looks to be exiting out of the block, under all the vacuum hoses up top, around the #5 injector. I just bought an intake manifold gasket just to be safe. I have limited time and resources, so hopefully it does the trick 

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If you're going to remove the intake manifold to replace that gasket i'd be putting a hose kit in it too to replace all of the hoses, much easier while you're in there.

That should fix the leak coolant exiting the block.

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