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Car smokes in front when started then goes away

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Blown head gaskets cause this symptom.
Also, oil leakage on to the hot parts of your engine can cause this problem.

The smoke can be either antifreeze or oil that accumulated in a plenum or low spot that gets hot when you start your engine.


Posted on Jul 08, 2010

  • roroboat33 Jul 08, 2010

    thanks the smoke is white would that make a difference on what it is?

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 08, 2010

    white smoke that smells sweet is antifreeze solution



    bluish smoke that smells like burnt rubber is engine oil.

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3.8L rarely blow head gaskets.The upper intake plenum is leaking into the cylinders.The white smoke indicates antifreeze burning in the cylinders.Just replaced 1 on olds 98 these can eventually cause a complete no start condition.

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