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86 ford ranger smoking out exhaust

Its white smoke but has a rich smell, smokes worse when its revved up

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That should be anti-freeze smell, and you should have a severe problem with a head, a head gasklet, or the block of the motor.
It should be cracked or leaking.
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Could be blown head gasket and the smoke is caused by burning coolant which may of leaked into the head but i am no expert so could be wrong !

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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SOURCE: white smoke coming from exhaust when accelerating

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: Blueish white smoke comeing from exhaust

Hello There

White smoke when first started is normal. If white smoke continues you have an internal coolant leak, i.e., cracked head/blown head gasket.
Black smoke is caused by a rich fuel condition.
Blue smoke is caused by oil consumption.

You need to check your oil cap for yellow/white gunk on the cap if you have this then this is a sign your head gasket is cracked. Check to see if your radiator coolant level is down this is also another sign.

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: White smoke exhaust

White smoke is caused by coolant or water coming out the tail pipe. There is a chance that the white smoke was caused by water splashing up from a puddle onto the exhaust pipe. Keep an eye on the coolant level in the radiator in any event. If its less then there leak coolant leak in the car engine which is causing this problem....

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SOURCE: White smoke from exhaust smells like gas

a tune up will not cure smoke, sounds like u may need a head gasket replaced.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: rich fuel mixture at idle, smoke from exhaust,

change the O2 sensor/s and the mass airflow sensor

Posted on May 12, 2010

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