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Smoke under hood

Smoke from drivers side after oil change and when vehicle is stopped completely

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If this just happened after an oil change more that likely the tech spilled oil down the side of the motor, it should burn off in acouple days.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013

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Is this smoke or steam if it disapates quickly it is steam (which means you either have a water leak or are overheating) if it is smoke it will hang in the air much longer this could be something as simple as a valve cover leaking, a brake line leaking and hitting your exhaust manifold

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Pull your radio and check your ignition feed wires for power with the key on there should be a constant power and ground and power that is only there when the key is on.

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The water housing bolted to the end of the head on the drivers side. They are made of plastic and tend to crack.

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SOURCE: pontiac montana smoke out from hood from left side

when its a really cold day my van will run for a while then starts to smoke frm the left side of the hood but i cant see where its coming from ... i also have a 2000 pontiac montana

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WHAT COLOR IS SMOKE IF ITS WHITE YOU HAVE BLOWN HEAD GASKET IF YOU SEE WHITE STEAM SMOKE UNDER HOOD OR WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT THE EXHAUST PIPE.

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