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Weird steam from the engine - 99 Camaro z28 - LS1

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Weird steam from the engine - 99 Camaro z28 - LS1

After driving for just minutes, I see a steam from right side of the hood. Now, if I run the AC, it will get worse. My temperature gauge is normal, so I'm sure it doesn't overheat. I'm thinking it may be the condenser? Any thoughts? Thank You
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well the right side is where the the heater hoses are where the coolant goes in and out how is you coolant level. dose only do it when you drive? how about sitting at ideal with the hood open nothing leaking, i wouldnt think it would be your condenser but when the ac is on it does put more of a load on the engine and the condenser will sweat but i wouldnt think it would sweat that much that you would see steam.
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I can notice it better when it's idling, the coolant level is fine. I looked under the hood and it seems it's from near the manifold, but there are not oil leaks or anything.
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If your Pcv valve is not hooked up anymore it will vent steam out of the tube, or the back of the motor where it vents out of the back of the valve covers
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