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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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Smoke coming.out of my air vents and lost power and engine

Customer Question

Smoke coming.out of my air vents and lost power and engine light came on.
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Fluctuate
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: Nissan Patrol GU 2003 3ltr turbo diesel
JA: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It has just been in the mechanic shop and had an engine rebuild due to a disintegrated block
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Before the block blew up i had hot steam coming out of the air vents inside the car. Yesterday and today smoke has come out of the vents and when I turn the vents off the smoke stops.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 4 months ago.

Hello there,

Sounds like you have a ruptured heater core.

Does it smell like coolant through the vents?


Expert:  Gary replied 4 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards