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My quad runs ok but when i am riding it it is blowing white smoke out of the exhaust pipe can anyone tell me why thanks
White smoke can be as safe as water vapor being blown out of your exhaust system, or your engine is sucking tranny fluid out of the transmission, if it's automatic. Even gas can show white or grey out the tailpipe sometimes, that just means you are accelerating too hard.
Check your transmission fluid. If it is low, have a mechanic find out why, tell him what you see. Otherwise, no big deal.
Posted on Nov 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The white/grey smoke is steam (water). (from the cooling system)The engine has either blown a head gasket or there is a crack on the engine block.
Stop as soon as safely practical at home or wherever you will work on it.
Before you spend lots of money, try an engine block sealer, less than $15. Bar's Block Seal, for example. Read and follow directions carefully. You may need to apply twice. May also last for a couple of months or several years.
Otherwise, replace head gasket on affected side and/or replace engine (block).
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
It often means that you are burning antifreeze. You asked if it needs antifreeze, have you noticed any leaking out of the reservoir tank while you are running it? Sometimes when the head gasket goes it will produce a passage for the antifreeze to pass from the capillaries into the combustion chamber. It is easy to check if you have an air compressor. Remove one of the rear sparkplugs and the radiator cap. Fill the radiator and then push some air into the sparkplug hole (get a good seal in case a valve is open). Repeat with all the cylinders and watch for air bubbles coming up into the radiator. If bubbles come up or fluid is pumped out, the head gasket is blown and must be replaced. It is more likely to happen at the back of the engine because it is farthest away from the fan and therefore gets less cooling. Also check your oil for discoloration. If it is a brownish color it could mean your oil and antifreeze are mixing and has the potential to damage your bearings
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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