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What color is smoke? white smoke would be antifreeze due to head gakset or intake gasket leak, blueish smoke I would say oil, does vehicle use oil, or coolant, do you have to add either regularly?

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Car wouldn't start, but when it did it was smoking


One thing used many mechanics for diagnosis is: What color was the smoke?
White smoke usually means the engine is failing, and can indicate a leaking head gasklet, a cracked block, or a cracked head. This color smoke is from water and/or coolant getting into the cylinders.
Black smoke indicated too much fuel, and the engine may be "flooded", indicating a less expensidve fix.
Grey smoke indicates oil smoke from worn rings or worn valve stem seals.
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you have to determine what type of smoke it is, a white smoke is a coolant in exhaust sweet smell problem, a blue smoke is fuel and smells like it and burns eyes, a black smoke is oil, bad rings,valve seals. Stop treating it like a drag car !! HA,HA

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I put no-smoke in my crankcase to help with occasional exhaust smoke. When I cranked it after adding it smoked white smoke really bad. Can this be normal?


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What type of smoke can you see---

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If you see a wispy, lingering white smoke that has a bittersweet smell, this is an indication that your car's engine coolant is leaking into the combustion chambers. This may be due to a leaky head gasket, or in a worst case scenario, a cracked cylinder head.

Make sure to take your car to the shop right away to get it fixed.
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If your vehicle is belching white smoke upon start-up, it is a sign that transmission fluid is entering the combustion chambers, possibly though a vacuum tube that connects the engine to the transmission.
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A blue/white smoke is an indication that oil is being sucked into the combustion chambers through the valve guides. A quick fix for this problem is by replacing the valve seals. Valve seals are small, umbrella shaped pieces of rubber.

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Blue smoke is caused by engine oil entering the cylinder area and being burned along with the fuel air mixture. As with the white smoke, just a small drop of oil leaking into the cylinder can produce blue smoke out the tailpipe. Blue smoke is more likely in older or higher mileage vehicles than newer cars with fewer miles.

This could mean a cracked head or bad gasket....It costly

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There are two differnt reasons for black and white smoke coming from the tail pipe.
Black smoke means fuel runs rich (car getting to much gas). Check fuel pressure/air filter.
In some cases the white smoke means car is burning oil or transmittion fluid. Have tem checked/replaced.
If you can feel a smelly smoke it can be catalytic converter.
In a worsest scenario if car blowing white smoke it can be engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket ,or a warped/cracked head. So you need to keep your eye on coolant level and check your engine for overheat. Also might be good to check your oil for traces of coolant (on a dipstick it would be a milky substance mixture of oil and coolant).
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is car consuming any antefreeze? does the temp fluctuate? on worst case, you could be looking at poss. headgasket problem white smoke is usually antifreeze. black smoke is fuel, and gray smoke is oil

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