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post #1 of 7 Old 01-15-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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1999 ZL 600 EFI head gasket or rings

I need help with this situation. Easy to start,90 psi in both cylinders,white smoke when warm,will not go over 70mph.
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sounds like rings but i could be wrong ...then whitesmoke could be antifreeze getting in...does the smoke smell sweet?
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Yes,it is sweet.For sure it is antifreeze.What is the cause for antifreeze getting in there
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ya it sounds alot like the head gasket is no good
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you have orings around each jug in head
2 per jug
aggreed that is most likely
worst case have a crack in water jacket
good luck head o rings very easy and cheap repair
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I would do the whole top end. Its about 300 bucks for pistons, rings, and all the gaskets.
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I would say you should do the base gasket at the same time. Spend the extra money on cat orings and base gasket. I run spi pistons in my 600. They will probably cost you about 130 on ebay.
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