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Possible head gasket or it might be burning oil check coolant level to make sure it is full,if it is then car is burning oil.make sure to keep an eye on the oil level

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What causes my 1994 lexus gs300 to start smoking an running rough an cuts off. white fuel smoke.


'white smoke' is in fact steam which leads me to think your head gasket has gone which would explain the running rough. Is your coolant going down? You can hire a pressure tester for the coolant system.

White smoke is steam
Blue Smoke is oil
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Check your water to see if it is going down. Check your oil to see if there is any water in it.

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White smoke is actually normal Susan. It isn't smoke, it is steam.

White is steam
blue is oil
black is rich mixture

Gasoline contains water at molecular level, and when it burns it condenses through the cold exhaust system as steam vapour. You should find it disappears when the engine and exhaust is warm.

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white smoke is an indication of coolant in the combustion chamber. I would suggest having a compression test done as there may be a gasket problem or cracked head.

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Be sure that smoke isn't steam . It makes a difference. If it smokes all the time the piston rings are worn out. If it smokes only after idling then stops soon after accelerating then the valve stem seals are worn out. If it turns out that that white smoke is really steam then the engine is burning water. A bad head gasket is usually the culprit.

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2003 jeep grande cherokee white smoke from drivers side of hood


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smoke or steam.?
smoke lingers long, steam goes away fast
steam smells like antifreeze, sweet and nasty
smoke smells like, well, oil burning,

take eng. dip stick drip one drop of oil on a hot manifold
smell smoke, now.

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White smoke from BMW 740i exhaust


white were? the exhaust tip, or other spot, long pipe, name spot?
white, is steam or OIL.
oil smells like burnt oil and takes for ever to dispate
steam is water, and smells , sweet due to 50% glycol inside.
and goes away fast.
but all Gas engines make water at all the time running as a by product of combustion and for sure on cold days, some times full time cold
due to climate effects.
does your neighbors car smoke at same time, (look)
bingo , dew point.

all gas engine smoke cold started, (steam)

so first find out what it is,
take the dip stick out of a hot engine. stalled, drip it on the exhaust
see that smoke ,smell it? that is burning oil
now you know what you have, steam or oil. smoke.

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smoking from where?, front of car, middle or tail pipe.


is this your first car, or first car and first winter (white steam?)
there are 3 kinds of smoke
black , carb flooding (ask why)
white, oil, burning, take for ever to go away
white steam, goes away fast and smells like Antifreeze, sweet and nasty.

and all carbs smoke black in the tail pipe end, when cold, unless
you very carefully tune the choke plate.
so do tell? what?

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all engines do cold. its water vapor and or the hot exhaust, causing the air, to change dew point, (looks like steam)
on the white smoke smells like burned oil , it is, and is slow to dissipate like steam, (see moms tea pot , and steam fast dissipation?)

if it is oil , its most likely bad valve guides and seals, or both.
if a compression leak down test passes, its not rings, (mostly)

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White smoke or steam? Smoke is oil buring and steam is coolant steaming. If this is steam, you have a blown head gasket...if oil, it could be either a oil ring problem or a valve seal problem.

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