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White/blue smoke coming out my 2004 400 dvx exhaust pipes

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Then do a compression test. If it fails replace head gasket. In the future use non-ethanol fuel. Your engine can run up to 80 degrees cooler in a small engine especially if it is air cooled.

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White smoke would be water. Blue smoke would be oil. Was the engine overheated ? If so probably a blown head gasket. Check oil and water to see how low they are and how milky they are.

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    either one of those is a bad sign. together, ouch.

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SOURCE: ES 300 burning gas - coming out exhaust

sounds like a head gasket leak if the car is leaking gas DO NOT drive it if the gas is hitting the exhaust it will catch fire

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SOURCE: thick white smoke coming from exhaust

If it looks like a James Bond movie, you have a blown headgasket

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Hi dluv, what color is the smoke coming from your exhaust? Is it black,blue, grey or white?

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SOURCE: white smoke or steam coming out of exhaust pipe,

Its funny that everyone has solved the problem without any answers to critical questions. In this case, everyone is right and everyone is wrong. ONLY careful testing and observation will determine if there is an actual problem. I do not solve problems just to be first. Even in a hands-on situation I refuse to jump to conclusions before testing, otherwise you run the risk of at best, "chasing your tail" or at worst, tearing into a perfectly good engine to prove nothing!!!
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SOURCE: White Smoke From Tail Pipe/Exhaust

It often means that you are burning antifreeze. You asked if it needs antifreeze, have you noticed any leaking out of the reservoir tank while you are running it? Sometimes when the head gasket goes it will produce a passage for the antifreeze to pass from the capillaries into the combustion chamber. It is easy to check if you have an air compressor. Remove one of the rear sparkplugs and the radiator cap. Fill the radiator and then push some air into the sparkplug hole (get a good seal in case a valve is open). Repeat with all the cylinders and watch for air bubbles coming up into the radiator. If bubbles come up or fluid is pumped out, the head gasket is blown and must be replaced. It is more likely to happen at the back of the engine because it is farthest away from the fan and therefore gets less cooling. Also check your oil for discoloration. If it is a brownish color it could mean your oil and antifreeze are mixing and has the potential to damage your bearings

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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