83 1100 blowing water out the exhaust


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83 1100 blowing water out the exhaust

Postby Bigbird0001 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:41 pm



My 83 just started blowing water out the exhaust. What do you guys think? Blown headgasket? still runs good dont see water oil mixing. at least not yet. thanks in advance Brian



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Re: 83 1100 blowing water out the exhaust

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:04 pm

I this on a fully warmed up engine that has been ridden or just idling and cool? If so it just may be water vapor from condensation in the exhaust.

Otherwise ya the head gasket. Usually will see white smoke out of the exhaust with antifreeze. Keep a close eye on it. Hopefully it ain't serious.
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Re: 83 1100 blowing water out the exhaust

Postby suvcw04 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:52 pm

When the engine is cool, take of the radiator cap and run the engine. If you see bubbles, its either a head gasket or a cracked block or head. A compression check should help narrow down which cylinder, and therefor which head gasket is leaking.
But, like the previous post said, if you're lucky, it's just condensation.

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Re: 83 1100 blowing water out the exhaust

Postby Bigbird0001 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:40 pm

nope im not that lucky it smokes hot or cold it has been runnung fine. how big of a job is it? Im good as far as mechanics go should is it a day job ow will ti take a while. if it is real big I have a running 80 1100 just sittin here mabe just swap them?




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