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It is getting hot very fast and it has grey smoke coming out of tail piles.

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Grey smoke generally indicates possible head gasket, as it is blowing coolant out of the exhaust...you will find that your coolant level has gone down....and this will cause the overheating.......

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Sorry to tell you but your engine head gasket is gone, replace quick before you damage the engine.

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When I start my car smoke comes out of tail pipe for a few seconds water all so coming out


Water and vapor (steam) coming from the tail pipe is normal and will stop after a few miles when everything is hot. That is one of the reasons exhausts need replacing as they rot with rust and is more evident on cars that only do low mileage as the exhaust does not get hot enough to boil off the water and it sits in the pipe slowly rusting it away. What you see as smoke is probably steam and is more evident on cold mornings. If the car is not using oil then I wouldn't worry.

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Check for computer error codes with an OBDII scan tool - it'll probably tell you that the catalytic converter is failing, but it won't also tell you that your engine is probably badly worn so you're seeing oil smoke - when the catalytic gets hot enough, it fully burns off the oil smoke so you won't see it any more. Meanwhile, your oil level is probably dropping pretty fast.

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Smoking where.? tail pipe end.?
over heats, when, moving at 60mph
or only stopped.?
if that smoke is during a hot running motor, and is steam
the head gasket blew (or worse)
oil smoke burnt lingers a long time, steam goes away fast like tea pot.
smoke smells like burned oil, steam smells disgusting sweet due to
the coolant is 1/2 Glycol.
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It sounds like you may have overheated your engine or the cylinder head gasket is leaking. The grey smoke is normally due to coolant getting into the combustion chamber and being turned to what looks like grey smoke but is actually steam. Check your coolant level and if it is dlow this will be your problem. The only way to correct the problem would be to have the head gasket replaced.

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Hi Sean, I'm in agreement with Wes, unless you drove through a puddle or river or somehow got water on the hot parts of your engine? When you say there's smoke coming from the engine, where is it coming from? Is the smoke coming from the exhaust tail pipe or is something leaking from somewhere in the engine compartment and dropping onto something hot and burning off there? If its the latter, have a look around the engine where the 'smoke' is most dense and look for dampness from, for example a tappet cover, a leakage in the cooling system or from the power steering system. If the smoke is coming from the tailpipe, as Wes has said there can be several reasons. The catalytic converter converts the harmful gas into water droplets which become vapour and looks like steam from start up until the engine is partially warmed. If the smoke is blackish grey it will usually mean that too much fuel is being fed into the combustion chamber and is not being burned completely. In the event of that happening a fault code should be recorded, but as you have not told us the vehicle you have we don't know how old it is, or if it is fitted with diagnostics. If it has a cat it should have. If the smoke is bluish grey the indication is oil burn. To test that, have someone sit in the car, start the engine and hold the RPM at about 2000. You go to the rear of the vehicle and if the smoke is that colour (bluish grey) suspect either worn piston rings or valve stem oil seals. Don't keep the engine at that RPM for more than 30 seconds, as we don't want to upset the neighbours or damage the engine. Please get in touch with us and let us know more details Regards John (and Wes)

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I have a 2002 525i bmw, sometimes when i crank up the car a big pile of smoke comes out, and thens goes away. the car runs great sometimes and then sometimes when i make a turn i can hear the valves rattle...


It doesn't have to run hot to be blown. Sounds like you have oil getting into one of the pistons when you make that turn. After a couple of times, it ruins your plugs and that's why you're getting a mis-fire. It sounds to me like the engine itself is blown. The pistons along with the plugs are firing (burning the oil that gets into the cylinder walls. It's time to look into a rebuild.

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Upon starting the 1995 Camry the engine dies. There is also grey smoke coming from the tail pipe. Checked the oil and there is no water in it.


Is it gray, bluish gray, or white? White smoke, during warm weather, indicates that you have a head gasket out and it's vaporizing water, it will look much like it does when you first start it on a cold day. Bluish gray indicates burning oil, which could be bad valve seating, severe engine wear on your piston rings and oil is blowing past them into the combustion chamber. Grey smoke is probably water as well, though it could be contaminated with oil, or the vehicle could be running too rich, getting too much gasoline. But typically this is more of a black smoke than gray.

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