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This is an indication of different major problems....blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head, cracked cylinder block...all the above require the engine to be disassembled and inspected by an experienced tech/machinist

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My toyota after along drive white smoke comes out off the silencer could it be the turbo because the turbo shaft play.


White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. There are special gaskets (head gaskets are the primary gaskets) that keep the antifreeze from entering the cylinder area. The cylinder is where the fuel and air mixture are being compressed and burned. Any amount of antifreeze that enters this area will produce a white steam that will be present at the tailpipe area.
Check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.

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I put some 5w-30 oil in my car it ran fine...then once i get to the gas station and put some regular gas in it and it starts to shake and white smoke started to come out the tail pipe the temp gage started...


You have antifreeze leaking into the cylinders....and when the spark ignites the fuel in the cylinder, the antifreeze is in there also giving you the smoke....

What does all this mean?

More than likely, you have a blown head gasket.....or a cracked cylinder head.

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What could be causing oil to leak into my antifreeze?


You either have a cracked cylinder head or a leaking cylinder head gasket.

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Why do I have white smoke coming out the back of the engine by the heater hoses and out my exsaust pipes? Also my car is idleing rough and there is no dexcool in my oil....thanks for your time. Your web...


White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. There are special gaskets (head gaskets are the primary gaskets) that keep the antifreeze from entering the cylinder area. The cylinder is where the fuel and air mixture are being compressed and burned. Any amount of antifreeze that enters this area will produce a white steam that will be present at the tailpipe area.

If white smoke is present, check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.

How did antifreeze get in the oil or cylinder in the first place? The engine probably overheated and a head gasket failed due to excessive heat, thus allowing antifreeze to enter the cylinder (Where it is not meant to be).

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My car started to smoke it smelled like the antifreeze burning the temp went way up and heard a noise when i turned the motor off i saw a big puddle of antifreeze where my car was did my head gasket blow...


Hi Mike,

If it only overheated, there's a chance it was the water pump. Did you find the leak?

BUT, if any of the following occurred:
  • White smoke out the tail pipe
  • Loss of power
  • Oil in the coolant
  • Coolant in the oil
  • Will not start
You may have Head gasket trouble.


Safety first: Eye Protection, control the area, etc

To find out, run a compression test on all cylinders.

or

pull the plugs and turn it over, looking for coolant to shoot out

or

If you don't have the equipment, based on your symptoms, try this:

  • Open the hood
  • Take off the radiator cap
  • Make sure it has water in it (no anti freeze necessary
  • Have any bystanders (AND PETS) clear the area.
  • Get in and turn it over a few times.
If the head gasket is blown, water will shoot out of the radiator like a Las Vegas Fountain just from turning it over. You won't know which cylinder, but that won't really matter, will it?

I have my fingers crossed for you.

Best of luck

Mike

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White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. There are special gaskets (head gaskets are the primary gaskets) that keep the antifreeze from entering the cylinder area. The cylinder is where the fuel and air mixture are being compressed and burned. Any amount of antifreeze that enters this area will produce a white steam that will be present at the tailpipe area.

If white smoke is present, check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.


How did antifreeze get in the oil or cylinder in the first place? The engine probably overheated and a head gasket failed due to excessive heat, thus allowing antifreeze to enter the cylinder (Where it is not meant to be).

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sounds like a headgasket prob.the compression is getting into cooling systen.atifreeze getting into cylinders thats why it dosent start now.pull a spark plug look for atifreeze.check oil for antifreeze.

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