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When drivnid with oil in my car white smoke comes from my exhaust, when the smoke stop the oil light flashes on the dash

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Usually white smoke means the engine is burning oil and-or coolant thru the cylinders.
Could be a blown head gasket or other engine damage.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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photo7 says:
what about the piston rings

Benimur says:
that could be checked with a compression tester at your dealer

Benimur says:
so for the moment course of action would include: compression test
dye to determine where the oil went, if no trace found then it could be assumed was burned; change the catalyctic converter, it went as a direct result of oil in the exhaust system

Benimur says:
some remedial/temporary workaround includes installation of an aftermarket oil cooler with its own fan; maintain a lower engine temperature by removing the thermostat (not applicable to cold regions) and wiring the radiator fan to continously work.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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its a pvc problem had the same thing in my car when driving slow a little piece in the pvc is clogged and the smoke instead of coming out slowly comes out alot cuz the pressure gets built up

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

mick-40
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Hi dluv, what color is the smoke coming from your exhaust? Is it black,blue, grey or white?

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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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.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: White Smoke From Tail Pipe/Exhaust

It often means that you are burning antifreeze. You asked if it needs antifreeze, have you noticed any leaking out of the reservoir tank while you are running it? Sometimes when the head gasket goes it will produce a passage for the antifreeze to pass from the capillaries into the combustion chamber. It is easy to check if you have an air compressor. Remove one of the rear sparkplugs and the radiator cap. Fill the radiator and then push some air into the sparkplug hole (get a good seal in case a valve is open). Repeat with all the cylinders and watch for air bubbles coming up into the radiator. If bubbles come up or fluid is pumped out, the head gasket is blown and must be replaced. It is more likely to happen at the back of the engine because it is farthest away from the fan and therefore gets less cooling. Also check your oil for discoloration. If it is a brownish color it could mean your oil and antifreeze are mixing and has the potential to damage your bearings

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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