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White smoke is an indication of a leaking head gasket. Have a shop test it but if your loosing coolant for sure its a head gasket

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2005 Nissan Maxima white smoke at startup no coolant smell or oil smell. What could it be?


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The key is the color and smell of the smoke.

IF coolant, the smoke is REALLY white and usually lots, and this smoke has a sweet smell. A pressure test may show some loss, and as well, often you get a little misfire that goes away.

If Oil, the color is white, but with a lot of blue, or darker...

Most of the time, after the converter warms up, it eats and converts both types of issues...

Steam, can be normal. Remember that for every gallon of fuel you burn, you actually generate 1 gallon of water. Typically evaporates or exits as steam, and is barely perceptable.

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White smoke on startup


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I have a 2007 Hyundai Accent and white smoke at startup and now severe white smoke on occasion when driving. 16k miles, I drive about 600 miles a month.


White smoke during startup is indicative of a blown head gasket and/or cracked cylinder head..
Have the cylinders pressure tested to verify.
Do not use engine additives to try and stop the leak. They do not work.

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Heap of white smoke on startup but not always


White smoke usually occurs when there is not enough heat to burn the fuel. The unburned fuel particles go out the tailpipe and typically produce a rich fuel smell. It's not unusual to see white smoke in the exhaust during cold weather until the engine warms up.

Faulty glow plugs or control module can cause white smoke on engine start up.

Low engine cranking speed may also produce white smoke.

If white smoke is still visible after the engine has warmed up, the engine may have one or more bad injectors, retarded injection timing or a worn injection pump.

Low compression or air in the fuel system can also be a source of white smoke.

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White smoke comes out of tail pipe and burns at least almost a quart per week, what causes it. Please help


Usually white smoke all the time indicates a leaking head gasket (leaking coolant in the cylinders), which should be fixed right away because piston rod bearings and crankshaft bearings really don't like antifreeze... Can cause serious engine damage.

In rare cases, white smoke only at cold startup (stops right after startup) is an indication of too much fuel in the combustion chamber

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White smoke while running usually indicates water in the combustion chamber (bad head gasket or cracked head) but white smoke on startup only is usually a sign of unburnt fuel (rich mixture). Either bad injectors, injector seals? Maybe something else That's assuming it's fuel injected

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