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My car is smoking really bad

I have an olds 88 1996 and the coolant is leaking into the oil and smoke is pouring out the back iv'e been told that it might have something to do with the manifold but i don't know a whole lot about engines... my car wont even turn over any more

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    my car is an acura integra 1990 and its an hatch back if that helps... i put some oil in it. and now its been smoking ALOT. what should i do? please help ASAP.



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On top of your intake there is a plastic plenum, (its huge and plastic, directly on top of the engine you cant miss it) they are notorious for cracking and allowing water to leak into the engine and your oil, replace it and change your oil and spark plugs and you should be good to go, the plenum is about $140 with all the gaskets, (at advance auto) it will take a couple hours to replace.

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Could be a manifold or a blown head gasket , you need to get this problem fixed ASAP or it could be a cracked block best to let a mecanic check it out and be sure what it is

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  • Stan Moffett Feb 19, 2009

    could be a manifold or a blown head gasket , you need to get this problem fixed ASAP or it could be a cracked block best to let a mecanic check it out and be sure what it is



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