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Engine white smoke coming from exaust motor runs rough

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  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    White smoke and water drips from tail pipes on newly rebuilt 305ci, Rad is low, but Oil looks brand new still.

  • wstt Jul 03, 2008

    This is a 4 cylinder turbo diesel motor. when you take of at the lights it lets of smoke mainly black in color. This is the same while climbing steep hills. The motor has had new injectors in the past 6 months. The motor consumes little to minimum oil. It appears that when the motor vehicle is pushed that is 100kph plus seems to chew the oil

  • mnkautz Jan 23, 2009

    My 2005 F350 has had a recent loss of power and turbo performance, and just started bellowing white smoke from the exhaust pipe



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My guess is the head gasket

Posted on Jul 05, 2008


Did you overheat the engine? Is the engine oil milky? Most likely you have a blown head gasket. Especially if you answered yes to any of the two questions above.

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Renault clio overheating smoke coming from engine bay using up water and coolant blue smoke coming from exaust and white gunk on oil dip stick but had oil change?

blown head gasket --cracked head --or damaged engine block blue smoke is oil being burnt and the milky gunk is coolant/water mixing in with the oil

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Why sometime pleinty white smoke came out of exaust

White Smoke...
1. Typically normal condensation in the exhaust system converting to steam once engine is running and producing heat creates white smoke. Typically this lasts only a short period of time until condensation water in the exhaust system is gone.

2. If there is a problem, persistent white exhaust could be an indication of a water leak into the cylinders (e.g. cracked head or leaking head gasket. The good news is, this second case will normally will occur with other problems (e.g. consistent rough idle, or rough engine vibration at specific RPMs). If this is suspect, keep an eye on the oil with the dip stick and during next oil change (If any of the oil appears WHITE, there is a problem.). If this is a suspect problem, a test for the DIY'r mechanic would be to remove all the spark plugs, have another person turn the engine over, and watch for water mist to spray out of one or more cylinders.

Because you said sometimes, this sounds like normal condition.

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2005 chevy malibu when trying to start car smoke comes from coolant resivor wont start smells like exaust fumes. As the enine rotates smoke comes out same pattern as rotation of engine.No water mixed with...

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Why would oil be in my coolant?

Oil in coolant, white smoke at start up = blown head gasket or cracked cylinder.

White smoke is water vapor from coolant. Only at startup indicates a small (extremely small) leak -- it will get bigger. Only at startup is because as engine cools it sucks water into cylinder. A compression check will tell you which cylinder is the problem (could be multiple)

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Black smoke>fuel consumption>rough idle

Hi there:
Black smoke is caused by excess fuel that has entered the cylinder area and cannot be burned completely. Another term for excess fuel is "running rich." Poor fuel mileage is also a common complaint when black smoke comes out of the tailpipe. Black smoke out the tailpipe is the least cause for alarm. Excess fuel will usually effect engine performance, reduce fuel economy, and produce a fuel odor.

How did the fuel get into the cylinder in the first place? Some of the causes of excess fuel are a carburetor that is out of adjustment, a faulty fuel pump, a leaky fuel injector, or a faulty engine computer or computer sensor. If black smoke is present, check the engine oil as in the white smoke example to make sure excess fuel has not contaminated it. Do not start the engine if a heavy, raw fuel smell can be detected in the engine oil. Call your mechanic and advise him of what you have found.

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Drove thru ditch with water very deep on exit saw white smoke and running rough now on new start it productes white smoke untill engine gets up to speed and then runs good but an engine light comes on....

go through it with a new tune up. when exhaust is under water it turns into a suction and sucks water into the motor fauling out lots of stuff

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The check engine light its blinkin and white smoke its coming out of the exhaust...what is the problem??

Sounds like you blown a head and water is getting into your engine. Take it to your mechanic unless you can replace a head. If the water is not going into your oil it is burning out your exaust side of the head and thats why your getting the white smoke going out your exaust

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2001 exaust smokes at times engine runs good no missfire running 10-30 motor oil

Exhaust smoke is not a good thing, it can slowly destroy the catalytic converter. The color of the smoke is important to know, gray smoke is usually oil burning and white smoke is coolant.

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White smoke from exaust not all the time only every few days... i have a 97 honda prelude .....what should be my first course of actions

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Smokey volvo

Is there a question here ?
Are you refering to smoke coming out of the exaust ? Engine compartment ?

Please clairafy..

Thank you..

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