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2001/2002 N16 Pulsar, blowing smoke and backfiring, what could be causing this? Struggles to get up hills

My Pulsar is blowing white smoke, esp on the freeway or going up hills, It's struggling to get up hills, has no power, and the other day after going up a couple of hills, backfired and then the smoke came pouring out....

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  • Kerry Denning
    Kerry Denning Dec 14, 2014

    Have changed the O2 sensor and Catalytic converter

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White smoke....Means a Blown Head gasket.. Now its not bad enough to stop the vehicle from running but its bad enough, to blow out white smoke..now sooner or later it will stop completly, but you dont want to warp the cylinder heads too bad, then you will have to replace them also, so you might want to fix this problem as soon as possible...and the muffler keeps going bad, becasue it is filling up with coolant/ or too much water, which it is not designed to do..You also maybe doing damage to your cat. converters also...so be careful....And Goodluck, and keep me posted...

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