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denty225

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Wet exhaust
« on: 12:10, Sun 30 October 2011 »
I seem to be getting a lot of water vapour out the exhaust and a puddle collecting in the tail pipe. Is this going to be bad?

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Re: Wet exhaust
« Reply #1 on: 13:19, Sun 30 October 2011 »
Hia mate it could just be condensation from the cold weather. But check your coolant level just to be on the safe side :-)
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Re: Wet exhaust
« Reply #2 on: 14:40, Sun 30 October 2011 »
Does it clear one the cars up to normal temperature?

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Re: Wet exhaust
« Reply #3 on: 18:37, Sun 30 October 2011 »
Dunno, I ain't run her for a week or 3 so started her up a couple of times this last week and noticed the wet pipe. I will leave it running for a while when I get home tomorrow and see if it clears when hot.

Coolant was on the minimum mark, but it never seems to go any lower than that.

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Re: Wet exhaust
« Reply #4 on: 13:33, Sat 05 November 2011 »
Ok so no water in exhaust after it fully warmed up, but the coolant level dropped to min again. I can't see any leaks now so it must be going somewhere. When the level is low the fan doesn't kick in untill the needle hits the 3rd mark, which I don't like.

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Re: Wet exhaust
« Reply #5 on: 23:51, Sat 05 November 2011 »
Do you mean the 3rd mark if you count the line at the bottom as No 1?

If yes, then that's normal. IIRC that line is ~90c. Nothing to worry about. If you want the fan to cut in sooner you will need a lower rated radiator fan switch.

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Re: Wet exhaust
« Reply #6 on: 19:21, Thu 01 December 2011 »
I have a low temp switch fitted, but the fan does not cut in as soon, which tells me I need to top up the water!