You're probably being a worry wart, 10 bucks says it's the paint burning off. Mine were stored in a warehouse for who knows how many years. The oil on them turned to tar like crap. It smelled and smoked a bit, but after a day or two the stuff burned off and it's fine. -----Original Message----- From: i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 9:30 AM Subject: [tcb] Re: this probably isn't safe huh? i did paint them before installing. but the thing i noticed is when you but your hand over the opening that the fan would blow into you could feel almost a vacuum type feel to it. the smoke stopped after a period of time but it still has me a bit worried. could the exhaust tube infact have a hole in it with no signs of rust through on the outside of the exchanger it's self. >From: wuzmop@xxxxxxx >Reply-To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [tcb] Re: this probably isn't safe huh? >Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:03:46 -0500 > >Condensation maybe? > > >-----Original Message----- >From: i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx >To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Sent: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 8:00 AM >Subject: [tcb] this probably isn't safe huh? > > >so i installed an exhaust resonator gasket kit and i had the rear most >peice >of tin off and the rear apron off. i started it to check on exhaust >leaks and >well with the cold temperatures and my wonderful shop light. i >noticed blue >smoke comming out of the heat exchanger. something tells me i >should probably >not hook up the heat on the bus just yet. good thing is i >got another heat >exchanger so it will be a fairly easy repair. > >_________________________________________________________________ >Get the latest Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta version. Join now. >>http://ideas.live.com > >________________________________________________________________________ >Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security >>tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, >>free AOL Mail and more. _________________________________________________________________ Visit MSN Holiday Challenge for your chance to win up to $50,000 in Holiday cash from MSN today! http://www.msnholidaychallenge.com/index.aspx?ocid=tagline&locale=en-us ________________________________________________________________________ Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and more.