Question about 1994 Ford Thunderbird
Smell gas when u fist start it it smokes white about ten min running it it stops smoking and still smell gas
Sounds like a bad head gasket. Check your oil after car sat all night. See if there is white , or any signs of water in your oil. Smell dipstick at the same time to see if there is the smell of gas in the oil. While car is cold check the coolant for traces of oil in the cooling system. , or the smell of gas present. When the head gasket goes,it no longer separates the different ports for oil, coolant, and gas mixtures. What happens is that coolant gets into your engine cylinders where gas, oil, and air mix, and ignite. This causes steam to come out of the tail pipe. If you are going to change it yourself, keep me informed and I can walk you through it. What size motor is in the car?
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
Chances are, you have at least one bad fuel injector.
More specifically, you have one or more bad injector seals.
The way your fuel injection system works is with constant pressure to all injectors while running. The injectors are basically a combination of an electrically operated valve and a spray nozzle. There is one injector per cylinder and each injector is supposed to provide fuel precisely when your car's computer sends an electrical impulse to open the valve. While the electrical portion of the valve and the spray nozzle may both be fine, there is a seal (usually an O-ring) that prevents fuel from entering the injector when it is not activated by a signal from the computer. If this seal goes bad it will allow some amount fuel to flow all the time, more as it gets worse.
Usually with white smoke, one would think head gasket or some other related cooling system problem, but I have seen this problem previously, so in your case I would check for leaky injectors. I bet you have at least one.
I hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: White Smoke
It may dissipate only because it is cooking off faster after warmup.
You have a hose or radiator leak; check your coolant level often until you have it serviced.
I wouldn't use the stuff but there are several 'stopleak' products in auto parts stores.
Don't let it hang too long; if you run low on coolant, you are risking overheating and possibly a blown head gasket which you may already have anyhow.
The coolant leak can come from hoses, the radiator and the head gasket failed near a cooling channel.
Also check your oil and if it looks like Jergens (hand lotion), you already have a blown gasket; that comes from oil and water mixed together and makes a poor lubricant.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
Well, you have to let diesels warm up before you drive them so the engine gets warm and it may not sound right at first because if its not warm the compression gets off and doesnt fire right. If you try to give it too much gas before its warm, extra diesel will get in the cylinders and misfire. Then when it does fire, there is a lot of extra fuel in it so that causes the smoke and smell. You should always let it warm up for a bit before driving when you havent driven it for a while.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
SOURCE: gas smell and smoke
I don't see how trans fluid answers this question because i would first be wondering where th fuel smell and smoke are coming from... i had a leaking fuel rail on my truck and replace it along with the injectors and had better mpg and no fuel smell or smoke... maybe this helps better than just say trans fluid....
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
I had the same problem in my 98 Dodge Dakota! Replaced the heater core, problem solved. No more funky coolant smell and erie fog coming through my vents. I bought the heater core at rockauto.com online. Have purchased many items now from them. All factory parts so far at half the price of even AutoZone, even with the shipping. Also, you usually have to wait only a couple of days depending on the part and they have EVERYTHING.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
are you losing coolant? ford had a huge problem with that engine,and the coolant eats the main bearings.
the defect is in the EGR valve setup.
check with ford,they are aware of the issue,there are thousands of them
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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