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Started my 97 e320 w210 and saw a puff of white smoke. Car finally cranked but idled rough and killed when shifted in gear. It has 188k miles on it but ran perfectly before this incident.

4dr sedan. Car set up two years. Fuel gauge broken. Need help badly.

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SOURCE: ROUGH IDLE,WET SPARKPLUGS,KILLS

The Symptoms tell me it is a head gasket. A leaky or bad head gasket would cause all of the problems that you mentioned.

Burning water causes White Smoke, Burning Oil causes Black Smoke. The oil and water are mixing with the gas in the cylinders and causing it to run bad. Pull out the dipstick and look at the oil on it. Does it look like good oil? Or does it look watery and or foamy or grey colored. Open up the radiator and look inside, do you see oil?

This seems almost text book to me... I would have someone local to you to have a look at it to be sure.

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Hello!
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).
Good Luck

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check the fuel pressure or sounds like mass airflow metter itself

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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Changed spark plugs now runs rough and has thick white exhaust


Changing the plugs probably had nothing to do with it.
White smoke is usually a sign the engine is burning coolant or trans fluid. You might want to check those fluid levels.
If the coolant is low, you may have a leaking head gasket or intake gasket.

Dec 24, 2012 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

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My 1979 buick reagal runs rugh when is hot




Idles rough and quits when gas pedal is pressed less?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/1999-ford-f-150-idles-rough-and-quits.html
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Rough idle, staling and Erratic shifting?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/rough-idlestaling-and-erratic-shifting.html

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Its a hot start issue.

Can be related to low fuel pressure or problem with crank sensor.


Also it can be weak battery or starter.


But possibilities are to be inspected to confirm what exactly it is.------


To troubleshoot and confirm the issue,i suggest you refer few solved help links with similar types of problem like yours:------


Click the link below:------


1991 Toyota Trecel: Engine Starts fine but dies when gets Warm?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1991-toyota-trecel-engine-starts-fine.html

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1994 Toyota Pickup: Starts fine but dies in few seconds?


http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1994-toyota-pickup-starts-fine-but-dies.html

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1995 Lexus LS400: Running Hot?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1995-lexus-ls400-running-hot.html

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2002 Toyota Camry: Puff of Blue or White Smoke while Starting?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2002-toyota-camry-puff-of-blue-or-white.html

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Multiple problems on car: Car runs hot, A/C blows hot and car starts surging?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/multiple-problems-on-car-car-runs-hotac.html

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Delay starting on Toyota Prius?


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/delay-starting-on-toyota-prius.html

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Honda car will not start intermittently?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/honda-car-will-not-start-intermittently.html

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Vehicle Starts, Runs and Loses Power

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/vehicle-startsruns-and-loses-power.html

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Intermittent starting issues on Volvo 760?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/intermittent-starting-issues-on-volvo.html

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Car starts and cuts off immediately?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-starts-and-cuts-off-immediately.html

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Car won't start when cold?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-start-when-cold.html

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These details will help.

Thanks.

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White smoke came from the exhaust pipe and the car killed in motion. I check all fluid levels were fine, once i started the care again and proceeded the accleration was a bit rough. After a few minute


white smoke mostly is caused by over fueling so what i suggest you do is first of all check if there is no leak on the injectors and if there is none which means your valve sterm seals are damaged.When the head gasket is blown out you may have problems like :-loosing power when driving,over heating,idling problems and oil mixing with water, its not your head gasket.

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Exhaust problems. Black smoke=exhaust, blue smoke=oil, white smoke=water.

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Possible but highly unlikely. Sounds like a dead miss.

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ROUGH IDLE,WET SPARKPLUGS,KILLS


The Symptoms tell me it is a head gasket. A leaky or bad head gasket would cause all of the problems that you mentioned.

Burning water causes White Smoke, Burning Oil causes Black Smoke. The oil and water are mixing with the gas in the cylinders and causing it to run bad. Pull out the dipstick and look at the oil on it. Does it look like good oil? Or does it look watery and or foamy or grey colored. Open up the radiator and look inside, do you see oil?

This seems almost text book to me... I would have someone local to you to have a look at it to be sure.

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1989 chevy 350 automatic, white smoke


white smoke is antifreeze try checking the compression

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