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Did my head gasket blow? lots of white exhaust and engine is sputtering

Engine started shaking fast, smoke came inside from the trunk.

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I would lean more towards bad intake gasket. Notorious for going bad on these engines.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

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SOURCE: 1989 chevy 350 automatic, white smoke

white smoke is antifreeze try checking the compression

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: coolant leak/head gasket

If you have a head gasket leaking, and your engine is blowing a white smoke from the exhaust pipe, then you're taking coolant/water into your piston/s.

After a heavy acceleration your pressure is forcing more coolant/water into your cylinders..but don't be fooled..water/coolant is also getting into your cylinder/s when you're driving slow too.

You should get the head gasket repaired as soon as you can, or the head gasket may very well let loose and then you get to deal with having the heads shaved if they warp from the heat.

Either way..you really should get the gasket replaced soon.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: white smoke from exhaust

Hello;
The white smoke is from coolant entering the combustion chamber(s). Coolant can enter through the water passages sealed bu the head gasket. You have probably blown a head gasket. You should check your coolant level. You may have acracked head if you continue to drive it and overheat. The temp gauge only reads when exposed to coolant, not air. Take out thhe spark plugs and look them over. A white glossy apperance will indicate water in the combustion chamber. You may need to surface the head once you have it removed so that it is flat. Hope this helps.
Thanks;
Rich
RPM Northwest

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: blown head gasket how much to repair?

You may be better replacing the whole engine with a rebuilt. It's going to cost close to $1000.00 to repair and you can buy a rebuilt for just $1700.00 and you know the engine is fresh. With a blown head gasket you have the fear of antifreeze contamination in your engine oil. The antifreeze is corrosive to the crankshaft bearings and you may be looking at bearing replacement also. If the body is good, you can always try to find another 1997 cavalier with less miles and swap out the engine. Seen most cavalier around that year for sale starting at $500.00 and another $300.00 for labor to do the swap. Good luck and sorry about the bad news. Keep me posted, be glad to help.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 1998 chevy 2500 4x4 6.5 diesel pu.truck

the head gaskets are blown you can believe that anytime on any engine gas or deisel that you get oil in the radiator and there water/ antifreeze in the oil pan the gaskets and or cylinder heads are bad

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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