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Need to know what I could do to get my reman 351w running. Tried to start, got back pressure through either intake or exhaust system, and white smoke from under intake manifold. Any ideas or suggestio

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White smoke maybe water in cylinders

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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Almost sound like the problem is a head gasket. Is the oil a milky color? if so that is water in the oil and you have blown a head gasket.

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It could be the intake gaskets or even still the head gasket. How about the coolant ? Did you refill with same type coolant ? Have you noticed if it's thick and gooey ? mixing coolants will sometimes produce a thick gooey coolant that clogs up the cooling system. If the car ran hot it could also be a cracked head or block. Warped heads also. Somehow the coolant seems to be getting into the cylinder(s).

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your cooling system is preasureising due to a leaking cylinder head gasket the white smoke you see is coolant passing through the exhaust valve on the offending cylinder have the cooling system tested for CO content hope this advice helps

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More than likely it is coming from the intake manifold. You can use a pressure tester that hooks to the radiator and use a flashlight and mirror to get a better look at where it is coming from.

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My car has white smoke coming from the exhaust


he causes of white exhaust smoke can vary; however, it is common to see white exhaust smoke when first starting a car, especially on cooler days. This is generally steam caused by condensation. As the engine warms up and the condensation dissipates the white exhaust smoke (steam) is no longer seen. If excessive white exhaust smoke is present well after the engine warms up, it is necessary to have the car inspected for possible internal coolant leaks. Indicators of an internal coolant leak include billowing white exhaust smoke accompanied by a sweet odor or a low coolant reservoir level. An internal coolant leak can also contaminate the engine oil giving it a frothy, milky appearance. Even small amounts of coolant entering the combustion chamber will produce white exhaust smoke.
One of the main causes of white exhaust smoke and coolant loss is a cracked or warped cylinder head, a cracked engine block, or head gasket failure caused by overheating. A cracked head may allow coolant to leak into one or more cylinders or into the combustion chamber of the engine. Dirty coolant, a poorly maintained cooling system, a low coolant level, or a non-functioning cooling fan can cause engine overheating. In addition, engine wear can eventually cause the gaskets to lose their capacity to seal properly allowing internal coolant loss. Intake manifold gasket and head gasket failures are two of the most common sources of internal coolant loss caused by engine wear.
Never remove the radiator cap or coolant reservoir cap while the engine is hot or running as it can cause serious injury; always allow the car to cool down completely first. Checking for a low coolant level in the reservoir is the first step in determining if coolant loss is causing the white exhaust smoke. If the coolant reservoir is at the proper level but excessive white exhaust smoke is present, a cooling system pressure check is required to determine where, if any, coolant leaks are located.

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I have a 1995 GMC sierra truck smoke when it stop at red light.


It probably smokes all the time , when moving you don't notice it > What color smoke ? White - coolant is getting in to the combustion camber , head gasket , intake manifold . Blue - oil is being burnt - rings , valve seals , Black - running rich , leaking fuel injectors . leaking fuel pressure regulator . Smokes from were , exhaust ? Engine bay etc....

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Can u tell me causes of creamy yellowish oil in the radiator but engin oil is clean.White smoke in start or in cold.Also sweet smell from exhaust.Its 1.3 engine 8v 2000 model.no oil cooler installed.


This sounds like oil in the cooling system. White smoke is an indicator, but is normal when cold >> in small amounts. Large amounts can be head gasket type of leak. Exhaust smell may or may not be a clue, as there is a catalytic converter in the equation. Pressure test the cooling system.

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I have a 1997 gmc sierra 5.7 vortec, just changed plugs and wires, now it hiccups at idle, And excessive white smoke and gas smellout the exhaust any ideas?


If you have white smoke out the tail pipe you have a problem with antifreeze entering the fuel system and burning with the fuel .
You see the white smoke isn't smoke its steam from the water in the antifreeze .
Witch leaves with 1 of 2 problems head gasket or intake manifold gasket .
Being that its a chevy engine I would say its the intake manifold they have had a problem with this disgin for over 30 years not enough bolts to much glue .
Over heat this engine once the glue melts and it starts leaking because of the pressure .
The bigger problem you have is if you run this engine the antifreeze will get behind the pistion rings any wreck the engine in under a month.
So do something quickly if you want to save it
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My 1998 Mazda millenia Is shorting white smoke more tell pipe what could be the problem


It is common to see white exhaust smoke when first starting a car, especially on cooler days. This is generally steam caused by condensation. As the engine warms up and the condensation dissipates the white exhaust smoke (steam) is no longer seen. If excessive white exhaust smoke is present well after the engine warms up, it is necessary to have the car inspected for possible internal coolant leaks. Indicators of an internal coolant leak include billowing white exhaust smoke accompanied by a sweet odor or a low coolant reservoir level. An internal coolant leak can also contaminate the engine oil giving it a frothy, milky appearance. Even small amounts of coolant entering the combustion chamber will produce white exhaust smoke. One of the main causes of white exhaust smoke and coolant loss is a cracked or warped cylinder head, a cracked engine block, or head gasket failure caused by overheating. A cracked head may allow coolant to leak into one or more cylinders or into the combustion chamber of the engine. Dirty coolant, a poorly maintained cooling system, a low coolant level, or a non-functioning cooling fan can cause engine overheating. In addition, engine wear can eventually cause the gaskets to lose their capacity to seal properly allowing internal coolant loss. Intake manifold gasket and head gasket failures are two of the most common sources of internal coolant loss caused by engine wear.
Never remove the radiator cap or coolant reservoir cap while the engine is hot or running as it can cause serious injury; always allow the car to cool down completely first. Checking for a low coolant level in the reservoir is the first step in determining if coolant loss is causing the white exhaust smoke. If the coolant reservoir is at the proper level but excessive white exhaust smoke is present, a cooling system pressure check is required to determine where, if any, coolant leaks are located. THESE LEAKS WILL CAUSE SEVERE ENGINE DAMAGE! Have the car inspected immediately.

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White smoke in exhaust 1999 lincoln after replacing intake manifold


Sounds like antifreeze leaking in to me. Ports at rear of intake are trick and easy to get that gasket mis-aligned. Hate to say it but when you take the intake back off I imagine the culprit will be obvious. Only other thing is that the intake wsa fine and you actually had a blown head gasket.

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1996 jeep cherokee miss fires and white smoke from exhaust. replaced head gasket and still runs the same.. runs fine when cold.


White smoke is usually the sign of a blown headgasket. I would have the coolant system pressure tested before any serious damage is done.

Keep in mind this codes:
- Black is excessive fuel
- Blue is oil
- White is coolant

Then, if you see white smoke from the tailpipe, you have coolant escaping into the intake system.


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