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White smoke coming out of the tail pipe .

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Oil level, or coolant level going down?

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White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder...If white smoke is present, check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.
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Need to change head gasket. Check if their is water in oil or viceversa

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • milton strickland Nov 18, 2012

    if you want a quick and cheap fix go to a drug stor and order a jar of waterglass and pour it into the radiator and let run for a few minutes do not get this stuff on your skin you can not get waterglass at your autoparts store do not know why it works great sometimes it will last for years

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SOURCE: thick white smoke coming from exhaust

If it looks like a James Bond movie, you have a blown headgasket

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My 1984 pick up didnt pass smog 2 yrs ago and has been sitting, could you give some advice as to the various parts I may want to change in order to pass. ie, spark plugs, wires, rotor, pvc etc.
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