Hello Pete, Thanks for the reply. If a head gasket is suspected re. the steady water loss, why are there no water droplets or froth in the oil filler hole of the valve cover? And more importantly, if this level of head gasket leak is occurring will the anti-freeze leaking into the cylinder glaze the cylinder wall and or piston rings?
From a different angle, is the rough running and belching smoke possibly related to a plugged fuel filter?
Thanks so much! Jeff
Thanks for the great details. I have suspected the head gasket but did expect seeing froth and droplets in the oil filler. Your detailed answer helps confirm what Ibelived was the bad news. Again thanks alot and best to you!