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My beloved 73 240z has just come out of the body shop where it had been sitting dry for nealy a year. When filled with coolant it started up fine. Four days later I started it and immediatly steam started streaming from between and below the carbs. I have replaced all visable hoses and checked the clamps. It looks like its coming from below
the intake / outtake manifolds. Any ideas ? Thanks Zarnia.
 

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After a car sits for a long time and is not started and warmed up about once every 30+ days then the seals and gaskets start to dry up. This also includes the head gaskets and hoses the water could be leaking from between the head and the block. Also have the connection between the carbs for the water pipe for the carb heater.
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> After a car sits for a long time and is not
> started and warmed up about once every 30+
> days then the seals and gaskets start to dry
> up. This also includes the head gaskets and
> hoses the water could be leaking from
> between the head and the block. Also have
> the connection between the carbs for the
> water pipe for the carb heater.
> Other people on the site tell me if I am
> right or wrong.

I think if it was coming from the head gasket, you would notice a little more than just steam. Check to see if there is water in the oil or vise versa. If so then prepare to replace the head gasket or check teh head for a crack. If there is no water in the oil then check other seals.
JN
 
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