Question about 2001 Mazda Tribute
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: mazda bravo blowing white smoke
blowing white smoke is almost always a symptom of an engine coolant leak at the cylinder head gasket. remove each spark plug and look for a dis-colored plug to find which cylinder is leaking.
Posted on May 26, 2008
SOURCE: white smoke at startup
If oil was leaking into one or more cylinders the smoke would be blue.
There are things you can check for:
As far as your friendly mechanic is concerned:
It's unlikely anyone trying to sell you a $7,000.00 engine based on what you've described is looking out for interests other than their own.
Ask around, friends of friends, find someone trustyworthy. Get a second opinion, a third. It's a LOT cheaper than a new (yeah right) engine. Sorry about the sarcasm, but how would you know that it was new?
Please reply to me with a full list of symptoms, the results of your tests and any other details on whatever you may consider pertinent. This will help me help you.
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Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Lots of things to check
?Leaking head gasket
Does it use brake fluid
Start engine only fo a few seconds, shut down, remove all spark plugs to see which ones are fouled
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
If you have white smoke coming from the cars exhaust this would indicate your engine is getting coolant in to the cylinder(s). This could be a bad head gasket, cracked or warped head. Sorry to say but your engine sounds as if it may need some big $$ work to be done to it. If you have the skills or a friend who does have a compression check done on all of the cylinders to help locate where the issue is at. Another way of check , with the engine cold, remove the radiator cap and start the engine if you see bubble in the radiator fluid this is air being pumped in to your cooling system by a cylinder or two. I wish I could bring you better news but the information you had shared you'll need to make a decision of whats your best course; repair or replace. If your confident you can do this repair over a weekend, otherwise this repair can get pricey.
Best of regards,
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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