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My 2000 Rav4 blows white exhaust upon start up. It eventually goes away after a few minutes. What needs fixing?

The car runs fine except this white smoke that blows when you start up the car. It eventually stops blowing the white smoke. What is wrong with it?

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You might check your valve seals if it does this moreso when its colder

Posted on Dec 31, 2012

  • Billie Speer Dec 31, 2012

    This car is in South Florida. No problems with cold weather. Would it still be a seal problem or something more serious? I'm seeing old comments on white smoke as 'blown head gaskets' or 'cracked engine blocks.' Could white smoke be that serious>

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It sounds like you have a blown head gasket, or maybe both head gaskets....it has all the symptoms of such.....

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The white/grey smoke is steam (water). (from the cooling system)The engine has either blown a head gasket or there is a crack on the engine block.

Stop as soon as safely practical at home or wherever you will work on it.
Before you spend lots of money, try an engine block sealer, less than $15. Bar's Block Seal, for example. Read and follow directions carefully. You may need to apply twice. May also last for a couple of months or several years.

Otherwise, replace head gasket on affected side and/or replace engine (block).

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SOURCE: my car suddenly started blowing white smoke

CHECK THE ENGINE MAY BE BURNING OIL.PISTON RINGS AND LINERS WORN.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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SOURCE: overheat blows white smoke ( steam) from exhust on

your diagnosis would seem to be correct. when a head gasket goes, coolant can leak into the combustion chamber where the coolant turns to steam and vents to the exhaust.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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