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White smoke is a water problem ,its getitng into the pistons and it could be a head gasket or a inlet manifold gasket ,maybe even a cracked head ,1997 ?' best advice is to buy a newer vehicle and call the scrapyard to take this one away ,it will be cheaper in the long run
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
Sounds to me like the head gasket needs replacing,it's letting water in the engine and causing steam to come out of the exhaust pipe. check the water level,,,,,,,
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you taken a spark plug out yet? You may have fowled them out. if they are not clean and have a whitish tone to them, then they need to be replaced.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I had the same problem with my '87 Buick LeSabre 2 years ago. But it didn't seem to fit right, the car was running fine up until it just didn't. I had 3 professional mechanics swear it was a blown head gasket. I researched thoroughly and found out this particular engine make has a DEFECTIVE upper intake manifold which can break down and cause coolant to leak into oil, simulating a blown head gasket. The NHTSA had issued a recal on SEVERAL GM cars with this engine, EXCEPT for the '97. I filed a complaint with the ODI and as of today it is now COVERED as a "Defect & Recall". NHTSA ID number 96V116000. This MAY be your problem if it is NOT the "usual" blown head gasket. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
i had that problem once. when i got under half a tank of gas in the tank. What i did was i dumped one bottle of gas line deicer in the tank and i have never had it agian. you may have some water in the tank. from condasation or i have a stong feeling i got my water from the gas station. i was using the same station all the time. so i tryed another gas station and so far no more rough idleing which was caused by the water i think and i am getting better fuel milage to. i hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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