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1996 dodge caravan 3.8,had egr valve replaced

And broke a bolt getting it off so we took the head off to tap the bolt,and relaced with new head gaskets.After starting the van it smoked like crazy,white smoke and sputtering ,what happened?

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    sean cox May 11, 2010

    did it stop or is it still smoking and sputtering ? when you did the head job you cleaned all surfaces block and new head ? then had right head gasket facing right direction ? installed head and follow tightening seq ? recheck those steps make sure you are sure those were done right. white smoke is usualy coolant or fuel washing out cyl . exam if you got servere bad gas full of water it would wash out you rings you would loose compression and it would smoke like crazy and run very ruff and sometimes not run at all. you would put oil in each cyl bring back comp then go thru the process of cleaning the oil out getting it running and holding it to about 2k rpm to finish burning everything out and until it stops smoking

  • elwood sherman May 11, 2010

    Has it cleared up or is it still smoking?

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You got the head gasket on upside down, or you tore the intake manifold gasket.

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