Mild to medium white smoke from tailpipe, while driving oil is blown up through the oil dipstick also oil is being blown out of valve cover into the carb. someone please.....if anyone has any "quick fix" ideas other than the most obvious being rings n valves give me your input. any and all responses will be greatly appreciated
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Check the oil on the dipstick ,if it looks milky (like a light brown milkshake) you've blown a head gasket ...not good ! Never heard of one spittinggas out the tailpipe but I suppose it IS possible ,usually its water .
white smoke (alot) usually means water/antifreeze getting into firing chamber- head gasket(most likely) or a cracked head/block (less likely)- check oil dipstick- if oil is "milky" definite leak somewhere
usually white smoke is caused by water or anti freeze entering cylinder. in radiator or overflow the coolant will look like a chocolate milk shake. check on oil dipstick for traces of water or anti freeze. this would indicate a bad head gasket. look around head at gasket, and see if you can see any leaks. Most symptoms of a blown head gasket can be diagnosed through careful observation As the coolant heats up, and pressure rises, it will be forced into the cylinder during the intake stroke. This coolant will flash into steam during combustion and will be visible as a white cloud coming from the tailpipe. it may not even be a head gasket thats bad, cause usually if headgasket is bad, engine will overheat!! but if a bad gasket vehicle would miss and loose power. also check the pcv system ( positive crankcase valve ). hope this helps ! check system first !!
I hate to say it, but it definitely sounds like you have a blown head gasket. Overheating and white colored, "sweet" smelling smoke are both telltale signs of this. If it started overheating first and the white smoke came after, then you will need to have your cooling system inspected after the head gasket is replaced.
I would almost bet you have a blown head gasket or a cracked head. White smoke at the exhaust, loosing coolant, moisture on the underside of the oil fill cap, and on the dip stick are all signs of a blown gasket. The fact that there is no coolant in the oil does not mean it does not have a blown gasket. To find out for sure remove all spark plugs, disconnect the coil wire, and then run a compression test on all cylinders. If you find one or more with low compression you have a blown gasket. Do not drive this car any longer until you get this repaired. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue to drive it.
I don't drive a Ford but I drive an International and white smoke on start up means the engine is too cold to properly burn the fuel. Your black oil or soot is unburnt fuel. You should look at your engine's preheat system for a malfunction.
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).