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Small amount of smoke & small amount of power loss after flooding with oil then replacing oil & filter drinks coolant like beer still feel a tiny bit gluggy here n there do i still need to do my head gasket still over heats when pushed a little over 3.5 4revs

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It may not be a blown head gasket, it could be a cracked or warped cylinder head or cracked cylinder block you may have to take the head off & have it crack tested....hope this helps.....cheers

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White smoke Audi 2.0 non turbo is this connected to excessive oil consumption is a 60k mile engine A4 reg 2001.


White smoke is usually coolant burning, but you say no loss of coolant, so must be oil burning. PCV is possible fault, especially since you say smoke is intermittent. Part itself should be cheap, less than $20. One your car I believe it is located in a pipe running from intake to valve cover.

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I think my head gasket is blown


If you have a blown head gasket a couple things will happen. You may be leaking coolant into the cylinder or into the oil passages.
Coolant leaking into the cylinder will produce a constant white smoke (steam actually) from the exhaust pipe. White smoke can be normal as condensation occurs with weather and the chemical reaction of the catalytic converter, but if you have a significant amount of constant white smoke followed by loss of coolant/water than you probably have a blown head gasket.
Coolant leaking into the oil passages will produce a chocolate milk color on the oil dipstick. If oil is brand new you may not be able to see this, but you will be able to see that the oil level on the dipstick is very high. You may also see oil (dark spots in the coolant) in the radiator/expansion tank.
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Replace the head gasket, BE SURE TO HAVE THE HEAD RESURFACED. May cost between $500 - $1500 USD for parts and labor.
Utilize a block sealer (available at any auto parts store) CAUTION these typically do not work but it may be worth a shot on small leak, but these normally require removing the thermostat and following special instructions to work as the manufactures claim - but they are very inexpensive compared to having the head gasket replaced.

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Why is my 2000 kia sephia blowing blue smoke from the tailpipe. it has 86,000 miles. the check oil warning light is on even though the dipstick reads full.


The most common cause of blue exhaust smoke is oil leaking past engine seals and into the cylinders where it then mixes and burns with the fuel. This is most frequently seen in older or high mileage cars with worn seals and gaskets. It only requires a very small amount of oil leaking into the cylinders to cause excessive blue exhaust smoke.

Blue exhaust smoke only at start-up can indicate worn piston seals or damaged or worn valve guides which may also cause a rattling noise. An external engine oil leak can drip onto hot engine and exhaust parts causing what appears to be blue exhaust smoke. Other possible causes of blue exhaust smoke include: piston wear, worn valve seals, a dirty or non-functioning PCV valve, worn piston rings, an intake manifold gasket leak, worn engine oil seals and possibly even head gasket failure.

Oil leaking into the cylinders can cause a rough idle, misfire and fouled spark plugs. In addition, a reduction in power and oil loss can be indicators that the blue exhaust smoke is caused by an internal engine oil leak. Internal engine oil leaks can also allow fuel to mix with the oil in the crankcase which will degrade the oil and prevent it from adequately protecting the engine.

Operating a car with a severely dirty oil filter, air filter or improperly functioning PCV valve can also sometimes result in engine oil blow-by, oil loss and blue exhaust smoke. Periodically checking the engine oil level with the oil dip stick will indicate if there is excessive oil consumption. Higher viscosity engine oil can sometimes temporarily reduce the amount of blow-by; however, this is not generally recommended. Excessive blue exhaust smoke indicates a possible internal engine oil leak that should be inspected by an ASE certified mechanic.

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At lower RPMs it is rough running with slight amount of smoke until warm and there is a loss of power at the bottom end of the gears. Once a certain rpm is reached (no tach) it snaps to life. New plug


What color is the smoke?
Black means running rich.
Gray or white is coolant
Blue is oil.
This shounds to me like a fuel system issue. Injectors might be bad

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if you are not using any coolant, or over heating then the smoke is probably oil that is leaking into the cylinder, probably past the valve seals, it is pretty common, you can replace the valve seals and cure the problem. it is not to bad a job but it does require some specialty tools and a good air compressor.

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Well, the question is HOW MUCH? Coolant leaks into combustion chamber creat LOTS of white smoke, and has a sweet smell, sometimes.

Small amounts of white smoke are not a concern. Fact is for evey gallon of fuel you burn, you produce a gallon of water. Most of this is evaporated and not seen, but not always.

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I have a small amount of oil and water (mayonnaise) in my air filter and car feels sluggish and doesn't start properly


oil is mixing with coolant then only it can happen , replace oil cooler cause oil cooler it is mixing, ,and clean all hose radiator for sludge free.

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I have a 94' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. I have white smoke when ever I'm stopped or parked, and it idles a little rough at those times also. I've changed the plugs, spark plug wires, valve cover gasket,...


White smoke generally indicates a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head, permitting coolant to enter the combustion chamber. You may see a small amount of antifreeze on spark plugs, or, you may see a loss of compression in one, sometimes two adjacent cylinders. Have you had any unexplained coolant loss?
If smoke is present, does it do this all the time or only when first starting? (don't forget, water vapor is a by-product of combustion) Watch other vehicles...is yours smoking more than theirs?
Other than this, intermittent rough running can be caused by nearly anything in either the fuel or ignition system. You will need to check codes and do testing to determine which system(s) need attention. Your spark plugs can also be a good reference when testing. After plugs have been in service for a while, they should all have pretty much the same colouring on the insulator surrounding the electrode...any variation is a clue to which cylinders are malfunctioning.

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