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Hot 4K Turbo
The last 2 rallies I have been plagued by a very hot running engine.
This past week-end at Maine I was using almost 1 gallon of water
The strange thing is that it only uses water when I am running full boost.
On the transits between stages, I used no water, even on the 60 mile transit
back to Rumford, I stopped to check the water and it used on water on the
I did notice on Friday night when the car was parked facing uphill slightly
had a couple of drops of water dripping out of the exhaust.
I originally thought it was a blown head gasket, but now I am staring to
maybe it is the turbo. I have just driven the car 100 miles on the freeway
(low boost) and came back. I checked the overflow tank and its full.
Anybody had this kind of problem ? and is there a way that I can check the
before I start removing the head ?
I will have leak-down test done later this week to try and isolate the
problem but I
would like to some preliminary diagnosis before hand.
BTW - its a 4KQ with a 5kTurbo (water-cooled) engine.