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Old 04-25-2009, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just saw the water drip on the ground from the end of exhaust(#6 of the picture), and it seems that there are some smell from the exhaust.

I also got some noise under the engine, and it seems that it is coming from some running part under the hood.

Maybe that the drips and the noise are irrelevant issues.

My question is what is the part in the picture caused the drip. thanks.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The noise could be your cam position synchronizer. This is a common issue. (Does it sound like a bird chirping or belt chirping?)

Water out of the exhaust is not a big issue if it is not a big white cloud along with it. Water is a by product of the Catalytic Convertor doing its job. Long idle times can cause water build up in the exhaust system.

The smell could be your Cat going bad. Is it a rotten egg or sulfur smell or something else?
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Water out of the exhaust is not a big issue if it is not a big white cloud along with it. Water is a by product of the Catalytic Convertor doing its job. Long idle times can cause water build up in the exhaust system.

The smell could be your Cat going bad. Is it a rotten egg or sulfur smell or something else?[/b]
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The noise could be your cam position synchronizer. This is a common issue. (Does it sound like a bird chirping or belt chirping?)

Water out of the exhaust is not a big issue if it is not a big white cloud along with it. Water is a by product of the Catalytic Convertor doing its job. Long idle times can cause water build up in the exhaust system.

The smell could be your Cat going bad. Is it a rotten egg or sulfur smell or something else?[/b]
Many thanks for your quick reply.

Yes, it souds like the noise of a belt, and it sounds like coming from a running(or turning) part under the engine.


Yes as you said, I found the drip after a very long time idling.

Smell is not rotten egg. It may be that I "smell" it when I saw the drip. I will ask for the help of more noses tomorrow.

So, now it seems that I need first to fix that noise, though there is no drivable issue related to that noise.
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Just searched the forum. It seems that the changing of cam position synchronizer is quite difficult.

I only saw the discussion about how to change the synchronizer in 12v engine. How about 24v engine, more difficult?
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There is no cam synchro on the Duratec. You may be hearing a worn out idler pulley bearing.

A little water dripping from the exhaust is normal shortly after startup. Exhaust has a smell.... need to describe the smell in better detail to know if it's a normal smell or sign of a problem.
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