Question about 2001 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

Still white smoke after milled head well sanded block new head gasket

Water in oil engine starts and runs fine

Posted by on


1 Answer

Check Bulletins on that issue--- both from a dealer &
the aftermarket ---to see of there is an issue with gaskets

Try a repair shops data base for that

Call Jasper Engines & Transmissions if in the US

Posted on Nov 29, 2012


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 182 Answers

SOURCE: 03 elantra 2.0l boil over...head gasket ?


Posted on Sep 12, 2008

  • 185 Answers

SOURCE: loosing water with no visible leak (one to two pints a day)

Hi tsmediaconce:

The water can only go one of 2 places, the crankcase or the exhaust. A blown head gasket could definitely be the problem. If oyu can get hold of a compression gauge you need to check the compression on each cylinder. If the head gasket is blown around the area of a cylinder you will see a low reading on that cylinder when you check compression.. Also chek the radiator for the presence of air bubbles. this indicates the head gasket is blown next to a water port.

The main thing to look for on the compression test is one cylinder that is markedly lower than the rest.

Hope this helps Good Luck Loringh Ps Please leave a rating if appropriate Thanks

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • 194 Answers

SOURCE: Can a warped or cracked head cause an external

I think he means that a warped or cracked head can overpressurise the cooling system and blow out the seal (maybe). If the radiator cap is doing it's job, I'd expect to see coolant released there at a lower pressure than the water pump seal. If the radiator is bubbling air, I'd expect a head or head gasket problem as well...hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

  • 2050 Answers

SOURCE: blowing light smoke and burnning engine oil

Blue smoke is usually oil burnig related. White smoke is due to coolant mixing with the oil. (Head gasket leak) You should have the coolant system pressurized by a garage to see if your system holds pressure. This test will tell a lot. Coolant in the oil is a big problem.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

  • 701 Answers

SOURCE: While driving, white smoke started coming out

Hello qpsipsi: My name is Roger and i will help. The white smoke indicates coolant in the exhaust system. If you check the radiator it also should be low. If you lost compression in one or two cylinders .you should find them next to each other in the fire line. This would indicate a blown head gasket. If you lost compression in all cylinders. This would indicate a warped head and possibly a bad timing belt. I would remove the head and have it checked by a machine shop. I would also replace the timing belt with a kit as opposed to just the belt. Also replace the water pump. The kit includes new idlers. If the idler or the water pump go bad they will shred the belt and you will bend valves when this happens. Should you need further help lease just ask. Please rate the answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Posted on May 05, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Engine starts and runs fine for five minutes or less then starts smoking and runs rough.

black smoke - oil in the cylinders

White smoke - water in the wrong area - probably a head gasket.

The head gasket is what I am hoping for because it is cheaper to do. And most instructions manuals from an autoparts store has step by step instructions.

If it is oil then you are looking at rebuilding or replacing your engine.

Take a look at both the oil and antifreeze to check for cross contamination which would verify the blown head gasket.

Jun 19, 2011 | Saturn SL Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Water into oil and white smoke... already check thermostat... 1993 lexus es300... can timing belt cause this? or what/

the engine is leaking coolant internally, via either a bad head gasket, cracked cylinder head, or cracked block.

Oct 04, 2010 | 1993 Lexus Es 300

2 Answers

I have a 1998 chevy 2500 4x4 6.5 diesel pu.truck starts and seems to run normal ,maybe a little loud, i heard chevy diesels this year are louder than fords etc. blows a little white smoke at startup some...

the head gaskets are blown you can believe that anytime on any engine gas or deisel that you get oil in the radiator and there water/ antifreeze in the oil pan the gaskets and or cylinder heads are bad

Jan 20, 2010 | Chevrolet 2500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1.9 dci no power and bluey grey smoke is coming from the exhaust

There are indeed traces of oil coming out of the exhaust. Blue smoke is burning oil. Grey or white smoke is usually coolant/water going through the engine. This can be caused by leaking head gaskets, valve guides depending on the engine, excessive blow-by, etc. Large amounts of oil are not good; and water is even worse. I would look at getting the head gasket replaced. The loss of power is because neither oil or water likes to burn, and once your engine clears it out, it probably runs ok for the rest of the day. Then I'm guessing the next morning, it comes back. This is an urgent fix, because prolonged leakage can damage the engine block, head, or both.

Oct 19, 2009 | Renault Sport Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

If my car has some white smoke coming out the tail pipe and smell of anti freeze, but no milky in the oil. does that mean head gasket. it is a 1999 chrsler seebring

If you have steady thick white smoke and it smells like anti freeze it is most likely the head gasket. The head gasket can fail in different areas. If it has white smoke it failed between a coolant passage and the combustion chamber. If the oil is milky it failed between the coolant passage and an oil passage. Just because the oil isn't milky doesn't necessarily mean that the head gasket it's blown.

Oct 06, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

3 Answers

White smoke from exaust not all the time only every few days... i have a 97 honda prelude .....what should be my first course of actions

does it run out of power? when it does this if yes could be bad head gasket get it presure checked

Sep 01, 2009 | 1997 Honda Prelude

2 Answers

Got an Eagle Talon es, 1994. runs and sounds good but after a few minutes of running, it starts smoking real bad. what could be the problem? white smoke

white smoke is usually an indication of water in the engine you may have a bad head gasket or cracked block or water is building up in your muffler or tailpipe

Aug 28, 2009 | 1994 Eagle Talon

1 Answer


white smoke is you car burning water but you know that it sounds like you have ahair line crack in you engine block it doesnt show till you sit still the presure on your engine is pressing your block or head together keeping it from leaking but at idel it starts to leek what is the color of you oil if it is brown or milky that most likely the problem. they make a tester the you put on you radiator to dee if it bubbles if it does you have a blown head gasket or a cracked block or head. might want to look for an engine replacement. you can try liquid glass but it is only temporary and will ruin your engine in the long run. i dont recomend it but it can work for @ 200 miles if your luckey

Jul 20, 2009 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade

1 Answer

Water in oil

I have yet to see a cracked head on a 22R,so more than likely a blown head gasket,unless you overheated and warped the head and worst case a hole between the cylinder wall and water jacket(this is pretty rare).The only way to tell short of using some expensive tools or taking to your local shop is to pull the head and inspect the gasket for leakage wich is generally fairly obvious(separation of the gasket layers,oil and water between water and oil passages)and checking the head deck for warpage.If there is obvious leakage in the gasket you're looking at a top end gasket set if the head is slightly warped you can get away with a thick graphite head gasket,I personally use these as they are very forgiving on slightly warped and scratched head decks and inepensive also,but a severly warped head will require milling at a machine shop or replacement.

Apr 04, 2009 | 1987 Toyota Pickup

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Hyundai Elantra Logo

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hyundai Experts


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8548 Answers

Are you a Hyundai Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides