Question about 1992 Buick Century
I had him do an oil change and check all the fluids, and he hosed down the engine; I think with a cleaning solution. The smoke is very white, but it smells like something is burning and i am afraid to drive it. I don't know where the temperature gauge is on my dashboard so i cannot see if the car is overheating, but the car feels very hot after about running the engine for about 5 minutes.
White smoke is usually steam, you either have a bad radiator cap or a hose with a hole in it.
Posted on Aug 06, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to check the oil with the dipstick (wipe in down a few times) to see if it looks like a chockalate milk shake. If coolent has made its way into the oil you have blown head gasket. The fuel pump which is usually in the gas tank in most gm vehicles would not cause white smoke, if it failed you car would not start because your engine would not get any gas to the injectors
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
sounds like the waterpump is leaking onto the accessory drive belt and causing it to slip
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
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Just because the battery has enough power to operate the lights and door locks does not mean it would pass a load test. If the battery checks out OK then check the battery cables. use one side of a pair of jumper cables to bypass each cable starting with the negative cable. if the vehicle now starts, replace the cable. The positive cable is harder to check using this method. attach one end of the jumper cable to the starter terminal making sure that the end of the jumper cable is not touching the engine and then attach the other end to the positive terminal of the battery. If sparking occurs when this end is connected then the jumper cable is touching ground and must be repositioned. If the problem still exists then the most likely cause is the starter solenoid. Always wear safety glasses when working around a battery.
Posted on May 13, 2011
SOURCE: 1990 Buick Regal overheating
You have leaking engine cylinder head gaskets, this may be the cause of the overheating or a result of it, replace the head gaskets and have the radiator cleaned by a by a radiator repair shop, that should cure the problems.
Posted on Feb 06, 2012
When this happen's it can break ring on a piston and if your lucky it will just cause some rings to stick if it breaks it can scare the cylinder wall then that is a major rebuilt not overhaul or just replace rings.Johnny
Posted on Mar 16, 2012
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