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White exhjaust fumes

When i shook the last part of the exhaust pipe (the box) iot seems tobe logged with a lot of water

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  • hlulume Jul 02, 2009

    thanks a lot for the advice and very soon i will takwe it to a proffessional as advised and promise to update you on the out come

  • Matt UK May 11, 2010

    White smoke coming from the exhaust is often caused by water getting into the engine because of a defective head gasket. This would also account for the water in the exhaust. Check your coolant level. Has it dropped below normal? Check the oil filler cap. Sometimes you will see a creamy whitish-brown emulsion on the underside if the water has mixed with the oil. If either of these symptoms are present, get the car looked at professional sooner rather than later. Continuing to drive it may cause irreparable damage. Hope this helps!



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White smoke from the exhaust is a common symptom of water getting into the engine via a leaking head gasket.

Check you coolant level. Has it dropped below normal?

Check the oil filler cap. Are there any signs of a whitish-brown emulsion in the oil? (This is a sign that water has contaminated the oil.)

If either of these are present, get the engine check professionally ASAP. Continuing to drive it may cause irrepairable damage.

Hope this helps!

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