Water in the combustion chamber

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 97chadgt, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. 97chadgt

    97chadgt New Member

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    Mar 14, 2015
    So I noticed coolant was getting in my intake so I went ahead and changed the intake gaskets. That didn't fix the problem so I bought a new intake and installed it, that still didn't fix the problem. I really don't know where to look next. Also ill mention that on the passenger side coolant is getting into the spark plug holes. There is no signs of water in the oil however. I have done a complete pi engine swap recently as well. The engine came out of a 03 grand marquis if that helps. The car is really sluggish on low rpms and steam is coming out of the driver side pipe. Also I can smell the coolant in the exahust. Can anyone help before I have to take it to a shop?
  2. Michael Plummer

    Michael Plummer Active Member

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    Feb 20, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    It's obvious you have a leak or crack somewhere. I would try pressurizing your cooling system with air (engine cold) and see if you can locate the leak that way. You can see a picture and small write up on a coolant system pressure tester near the bottom of the page: http://www.carparts.com/classroom/coolingsystem.htm