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This is usually an indication of a bad head gasket.I gasket. The white smoke is the coolant leaking out of the engine and winding up in the oil passages, due to a bad head gasket. To confirm this,
1. check oil. Is level increased, or milky appearance?
2. Is coolant level dropping, but u don't see any signs of leaks?
The above indicates a bad head gasket, causing the white smoke u describe. Let me know how u make out.

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Is the car sluggish at high speeds? If so, your head gasket might have gone out.

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 xterra i have antifreeze leaking into cylinder 2 was wondering if it could be the lower intake gaskets or more likely the head gasket

YOU NEED TO START BY PRESSURE TESTING THE COOLING SYSTEM. YOU CAN GET A TOOL LOAN AT ADVANCED AUTO PARTS.LOWER INTAKE LEAK WILL SHOW UP THIS WAY YOU CAN ELIMANATE IT ,THEN YOUR PROBABLY HAVE ACRACKED CYLINDER HEAD OR ABLOWN HEADGASKET

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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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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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I have a 2000 xterra i have antifreeze leaking into cylinder 2 was wondering if it could be the lower intake gaskets or more likely the head gasket


YOU NEED TO START BY PRESSURE TESTING THE COOLING SYSTEM. YOU CAN GET A TOOL LOAN AT ADVANCED AUTO PARTS.LOWER INTAKE LEAK WILL SHOW UP THIS WAY YOU CAN ELIMANATE IT ,THEN YOUR PROBABLY HAVE ACRACKED CYLINDER HEAD OR ABLOWN HEADGASKET

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I have number 2 and 3 cyl miss fire. Also white smoke comming from exhaust.


if u have white smoke in exhaust along with two cyl misfiring that are next to each other more than likely u have a blown head gasket (the white smoke means u have coolant going into the exhaust )

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I have a 2001 nissan xterra 6 cyl I have replaced the thermostat and still its overheating. What is the next step?


I can't believe that your radiator is shot, it's a new truck. How about clogged? How about full of bugs or hay in the front? How about the coolant? Are you running coolant or water? Look for white smoke or steam coming out the exhaust after it warms up. This you don't want to see. I would get it to a radiator shop and have them check it for a blown head gasket. They will be able to tell what's happening.

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