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Is the check engine light on,? The white smoke can some times have to do with a defective oxagen sensor, That can all so mess up the idle, Or the white smoke could have to do with a blowin head gasket,

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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White smoke when runing means blown head gasket or very low compression...

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SOURCE: white smoke blowing out of exhaust?

black smoke is fuel white smoke is oil. change your spark plugs to a hotter plug and run with some hpr 50 engine oil or somrthing nice and thick

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: white smoke from exhaust pipe..

Well white sweet smelling smoke is generally water from the cooling system. Mostly water, that is. The sweet smell comes from the antifreeze/coolant spewing into the air.

Well, a blown head gasket or cracked head gasket would cause this, and other problems.

Try Bar's Leaks $33 head gasket repair solution before spending hundreds on a head gasket replacement. It worked for some seepage problems I had on a 1997 Cadillac that did the same thing.

It missed upon startup when hot or cold.

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Probably a blown head gasket, antifreeze is leaking into the cylinders and is being pushed as steam through the exhaust. It will need to be parked, make arrangements to tow it to a facility and have the offending head removed for a new gasket installed. If it is the front head, it is easier to do than the rear head, but it is a major repair regardless.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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The white exhaust is a bad head gasket
and coolant causing the white smoke

That's about as bad as it gets, forget
the other issues for now

I would part with it and stay away from
any van type vehicles,the transmissions
are terrible

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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