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White smoke my 1989 mazda b2200 smokes (white) theres no water in the oil, no coolant in the oil, or vise versa. i drove it home last night with no problem and in the morning it began to smoke. i let it warm up to see if it would stop but it didn't. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    Smokes when turned on

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    i have the same problem did u fix urs?

  • yazzio Feb 02, 2009

    I am having this same problem, and white smoke is ussually water or antifreeze, not oil. Oil is blue smoke. Did you find out what the problem was and did you fix it?

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I had the same thing to happen, White smoke is water, Blue is oil.
Sounds To me like you have a blown head gasket. Make sure to check your Radiator's water levle.

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I know this is an old post but just for the new ppl looking at it for answer. the problem is the value gudie seals it is a $15 part that can trun in to a $100 job if you dont know what your doing. see them seals mess up and leak oil on top of the piston after you shut the truck off and if it is bad enough it will leak oil on the piston all the time. just remember mazda are know for smoking and its all cause of the value guide seals. hope this helps.

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I have seen this problem before, It might be the valve stem seals. They are made out of rubber and have a tendency to wear out.

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Smell your exhaust.. Not too much though ;) If it is sweet smelling its coolant. If not chck that oil. The PCV is a good idea. One time I seen the oil coming back through the vacuum line from the automatic tranny (Chevy mind you but desperate times call for desperate measures).

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White smoke is usually oil...sounds like the engine is burning oil thru the pcv system. Somehow oil is getting sucked backed down the intake and getting used again. Try changing the pcv valve on top or near the valve cover. It usually has a tube going to the carb base. Remember, all engines draw air in like a vacuum.....find your oil leak, and you will cure your smoke prob. Good luck.

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Dont like me to tell you this, but sounds like you have a blown head gasket.

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2. inspect the Engine; Cause: Cracked block leaking coolant into cylinders.

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