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White smoke cmes out of muffler and the oil is a little milky color

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You have a blown head gasket,or a warped ,or cracked head.

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00linc ls v8 240k miles little Skip off and on at times loosing water can't locate leek . could it be a head gasket going bad oil look OK not milky looking

Leaks are most common at hose connections, within the heater core, the radiator, or at the water pump. The water pump has a drain hole under the shaft that allows water to leak out when the bearing is getting bad. This is supposed to tell you to replace the pump. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to regularly inspect the engine compartment, and even when they do, often the coolant evaporated on the engine block leaving little or no residue to allow for detection. Seepage at hose connections can have the same results. The heater core leaking often runs out the firewall with the condensate from the A/C unit, so it is often missed. If you have no milky oil, then the head gasket isn't blown into the oil gallery. But you can have a head gasket blow directly into the cylinder(s) themselves. This will cause a white smoke from the tailpipe when running. Do not confuse this with the white smoke that comes with a early morning startup. This smoke is due to moisture that builds up in the muffler and is normal, but will stop after a few minutes. If the engine produces white smoke during normal driving under acceleration, then have it checked. You may be able to detect a slight smell of antifreeze from the tailpipe in this condition.

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Can too much oil in my car cause white smoke to pour out muffler

Absolutely yes in spades. Also it can cause internal damage to the engine if not corrected right away. Also check the engine air filter as it may be full of oil along with the plastic box that it is in.

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2000 buick lasabre

check your oil dip stick and under the oil cap to see if there is a milky brown foam. If so there is water in the oil. This can cause white smoke.

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White smoke whrn i crank it

normal to see a little white smoke when first start engine on cold engine warm up should not see white smoke not heavy.if you getting a lot heavy smoke you have leaking head gasket.check engine oil it should look milky looking.

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Replaced the ECU but still smoke coming from exhaust

What color smoke? black = fuel blue = oil white = water. oil is not always milky with head problem if thats what you are getting at. Does it start rough (misfireing) then clear up?

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Milky oil dipstick, white exhaust smoke, coolant in spark plugs

*White milky oil on dipstick = coolant in oil.
*Coolant on sparkplugs = cracked head or blown head gasket
*White smoke = burning excessive oil in the cylinders, which can be caused by a number of things including valve seals, cracked head or blown head gasket.
***All three of these symptoms together, however, means its the head or head gasket. Both are costly but better the head gasket than the entire head.

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1994 ford taurus, blowing extreem white smoke out of the muffler and leaking fluid out of muffler pipe has been running rough i think i nead an egr valve and car runs thru alot of antifreeze but no leak to...

Your head gasket has failed. Check your oil to see if it's a milky white color, which indicates that the coolant is leaking into one or more engine cylinders.
This problem should be fixed ASAP, it will cause major engine damage.

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I get white smoke on start up, once warm its fine but when i put my foot down a bit every now and then i get a bit of smoke

White smoke is usually a sign of water in the oil,being burnt along with fuel in the cylinders.

Check your oil if there is a milky white color on the dipstick then you need to take it in for service.

You may need to have your fuel sysytem cleaned and checked,sometime white smoke can be from improper fuel mixture.

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Smoke is coming out of the tail pipe even when the car is at driving temp. The smoke is not black

is it a bluish grey color smoke? if so then your motor is burning oil. you will need atleast a ring job to solve this.

is it a white smoke? if so then it is evaporating water, whish could be any number of things the worst being a possible cracked head or blown head gasket. or it could be something as simple as moisture in your muffler evaporating.

check your oil and coolant level, check for milky looking oil.

hope this helps, have a good day.

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We have not ran the car in a while a little white smoke

White smoke is a sign of a blown head gasket and coolant is getting into the engine with the oil and gas. Check your coolant for signs of oil, and smell for signs of gas. Check your oil and see if it is milky. Milky oil means that coolant is getting past the head gasket.

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