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Hello all I have a d16y7 that has about 6,000 miles on the rebuild everything is stock. This problem has stated to get worse over a short period of time (2 weeks) if I let it get to operating temperature and drive for over 15 minutes it will consistently have the same problem when I shut it off and let it sit for about a minute. I'll turn the key and it won't want to start easy after it does it acts like it's misfiring but I don't get any cel codes and it smokes like a freight train until I rev it up above 3,000 rpm's I can smell burnt coolant when it's smoking at start up. Thing is if I let it cool down it doesn't smoke/misfire I have no clue why it's doing this, blown head gasket? My oil and coolant leves are fine. If anyone has I site on this it would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading
 

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If your head gasket is gone between cylinders without breaking into the coolant bores, you might be able to smell it in the overflow tank.
 

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I did notice today when it happened I poped the hood and the overflow tank was bubleing. Should I just do a compression check?
 

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If you have only 120psi in any cylinder you failed at rebuilding your engine. A leak down would give you a better idea of what to look for when it's apart.
 

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Nope.....usually a test like that points to the head, hence the leak down test to be sure.
 

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Alrighty I'll do a leak down test tomorrow and see what kind of results I get.
 
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