HJ47 2H 81 Toyota Landcruiser and white smoke

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:49
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Hi there ... new to this forum and have a query about the above vehicle. Have just had the head checked [not cracked], new radiator, new battery, general service and new tyres for rego [blue slip].

It all passed and we drove it for two days and the radiator ran out of water we refilled and it ran out again and the result is billowing white smoke from the exhaust.

Does anybody know what this could be? Are we looking at having to get injectors done as well?

Any assistance would be appreciated as the old girl has been off the road for a year and we were so excited to get her back on the road that this is quite disappointing.

Thank you for your help.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:09

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:09
Is it white smoke or steam? Two radiators full of water have to be going somewhere.
I'd get a mechanic to do a leak check on it for you.
My biggest concern wouldn't be injectors, it would be the whereabouts of all that water.

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Reply By: rljess - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:24

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:24
That was my other query ... I am dumbfounded as to where the water has gone as there are no wet patches on the ground. I was following hubby and the plumes smelt like diesel but I was not too close. We lamely drove the old girl to the mechanics today and left her there for the big chat in the morning. But as we are new to 4wd-ing and definitely old Toyotas any information would be a great help.

Thank you so much for your quick response Geoff M.
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Follow Up By: Member- Marc - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:43

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:43
Guys,
Have spent many years working on landcruisers, i started with a HJ45 2H troopy. I have eperienced some similar probs.
Send me a member email with your info and i will hopefully privde some usefull hints/suggestions as to where to start looking.
Talk soon
Cheers,
Marc.
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Follow Up By: rljess - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:48

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:48
I just tried to do that Marc but I am not a member ... only a visitor. My email address is jessprus@optusnet.com.au if that is allowed.

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Follow Up By: Member- Marc - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:51

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:51
rljess,
Will email you guys tomorrow and outline some ideas.

Cheers,
Marc.
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Reply By: Chucky - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:42

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:42
White smoke is normally water in the fuel. Ties in with the losing water out of the radiator. Maybe a dodgy head gasket.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:39

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:39
white smoke can also be fuel starvation such as blocked fuel filters. However the last time I lost significant water out of the rad it was a cracked head. Doesnt need to be water in oil or vice versa. When it is running look for slow bubling into overflow tank. Dont trust a pressure test as I have seen to many of those miss the problem - only seem to detect very significant leaks
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Reply By: rljess - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:20

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:20
It is now in the mechanics hands and we are extremely grateful to all responses and a HUGE thanks to Marc for his communications today.

Apparently the people that the head was sent to for testing forgot to do a pressure test ... great. We specifically said that we thought the head may be cracked. Oh well we will see what they say.

I miss the old girl already.

Thanks again to everyone's responses this is a fabulous forum.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:12

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:12
my bill for a 2h head was 3k 2.5k for a brand new head and 500 labour (some other work as well) Strangely I reckopn it went just a bit better with the old head , Could be because the old one had been decked to the max and prob would have been running higher compression. BTW cracked heads on 2h motors arnt uncommen especially if they have been overheated
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