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07-15-2004, 12:25 AM
I have a 97 grand am gt, 3.1, 181,000 miles, runs and drives fine, I get coolant leaking out the left rear pipe. Not a ton of coolant but enough to make it blow white smoke. Idles around 800 when I first start the car sometimes but then holds constant at 600ish after its been running awhile. Head gasket or lower intake manifold?

07-15-2004, 06:54 AM
Head gasket would be my guess.

07-15-2004, 10:32 AM
This the guy with the 500 dollar gt? :)

Id say head gasket also

07-15-2004, 10:55 AM
Yes, I am that guy.

How can I tell which gasket it is?

Also if I fix the problem now without any more driving should the car be fine? Thanks.