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Aqad41a volvo penta massive amount of white smoke in idle position no smoke wnen in drive

Engine is smoking badly, white smoke when I start remains like that until I engage the drive stays clear until I go back to idle,also reverse on sterndive not selecting ,red light on dash any ideas T U James

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You have not given much info to go on but check turbo intercooler pipes if you have them, any leak will change the airflow mixture. They can get a bit oily inside and slip off too, happened to me and I thought I had blown the engine till I saw the pipe off.
Secondly clean the mass airflow sensor unit, its the round tube thing near the air filter with a plug on it.
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Look under the hood where the linkage meets the transmission. If your mechanic just replaced the linkage, he may have not replaced the pivot that hooks the linkage to the shifter lever that sticks out of the trans. Try lubing this pivot up. Also, there may be a bit of adjustment here to line up your shifter. Best idea: disconnect the link at the trans shift lever (at the trans), and work the shifter. If the shifter feels fine, then the link or the trans lever bushing may need attention. Lube it with WD-40.If the problems does not improve, look to see if there is any contamination on the pivots for the shifter assembly in the console. Coffee & soda spills will seize this up and make it hard to shift. Lube this with silicone spray. Hope this helps.

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White smoke is caused by coolant or water coming out the tail pipe. There is a chance that the white smoke was caused by water splashing up from a puddle onto the exhaust pipe. Keep an eye on the coolant level in the radiator in any event. If its less then there leak coolant leak in the car engine which is causing this problem....

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There are two differnt reasons for black and white smoke coming from the tail pipe.
Black smoke means fuel runs rich (car getting to much gas). Check fuel pressure/air filter.
In some cases the white smoke means car is burning oil or transmittion fluid. Have tem checked/replaced.
If you can feel a smelly smoke it can be catalytic converter.
In a worsest scenario if car blowing white smoke it can be engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket ,or a warped/cracked head. So you need to keep your eye on coolant level and check your engine for overheat. Also might be good to check your oil for traces of coolant (on a dipstick it would be a milky substance mixture of oil and coolant).
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