Question about 1997 Saturn SL

1 Answer

I own a 97 saturn sl1, and i am wondering what would cause my car to blow white smoke out of the exhaust pipe of course. I thought it would be less smoke if I were to let the car warm up for ten minutes then press the gas peddle a few times to blow all the initial smoke out so that when i go to drive away it would not be as bad. however when my husband stood and observed the smoke he noticed that there is also a black substance that will come out. like a soot.. I know that it burns alot of oil too. I am going though 5 quarts a week. of synthetic oil. I assume the soot is from the oil burning . or is it something deeper than that?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 48 Answers

NORMALLY THAT IS A SYMPTOM OF A BAD HEAD GASKET, IF SO, IT MAY BE EXPENSIVE TO FIX.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why bmw x5 battery drain fan not working exhaust blowing out white smoke... what may be happening.


White smoke out of the exhaust indicates moisture (water) in the exhaust. If the car is not driven very far each day, some moisture will collect in the muffler and cause white smoke for a short while after starting. If the smoke is continual, however, you need to watch you coolant level as you may have a blown head gasket.

Jan 13, 2015 | BMW Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

X-Trail has white smoke blowing out exhaust pipe when I start up


It's normal for cars to do this in cold weather til the engine warms up a bit. If it's not cold you might have a head gasket going bad causing antifreeze to get into the engine.

Mar 28, 2014 | Nissan XTrail Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

After Idle for a while as I drive away there's a lot of smoke that comes out of the exhaust pipe kind of white and bluish


Thats oil caused by "blow by" it means your piston rings are wearing out or you have scratches in the cylinder walls, causing oil to "blow by" the rings and burn during spark. Only way to permanantly fix is to rebuild. You may get temp fix by using a product called restore. It is sold at autoparts stores.

Feb 06, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

97 Saturn sc1 fixed haed gasket and it's still blowing white smok, what could it be?


water getting into cylinders causes white smoke maybe a crack in cylinder head any misfiring from engine

Oct 21, 2012 | 1997 Saturn SL

1 Answer

Exhaust is starting to blow


exhaust is starting to blow what ? Yes exhaust blows out usually carbon which is CO2 out the pipes so please explain what is it blowing out when most cars do this all the time. Is the smoke that is blowing out of the pipe looks like white smoke or some other color ? Please tell us thanks.

Jun 04, 2011 | Mitsubishi Eclipse Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

White smoke exhaust


White smoke is caused by coolant or water coming out the tail pipe. There is a chance that the white smoke was caused by water splashing up from a puddle onto the exhaust pipe. Keep an eye on the coolant level in the radiator in any event. If its less then there leak coolant leak in the car engine which is causing this problem....

Oct 18, 2008 | 1988 Isuzu Impulse

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Saturn SL Logo

364 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7772 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...