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WHITE SMOKE FROM EXHAUST WHEN START AFTER SOME TIME ALREADY OVER HAULED ENGINE AND CYL.HEAH WHAT IS PROBLEM NEXT

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Hi. In must of the cases white smoke means water geting inside the combustion chambers you should have a machine shop check your cilinder head for cracks or warp surface then installed it back with a good new head gasket .

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05 Nissan Altima 4.2l replaced valve cover, gasket, and spark plugs looks fine with no leaks and engine runs fine,now I have lots of white smoke at start up which goes away once engine is warm.


White smoke indicates water going through your engine or condensation in your exhaust. If it is a lot of smoke you probably have a small leak in your head gasket that seals back up as the engine warms and the materials expand. It will get worse as time goes on. If it's just a little smoke that doesn't last long it's probably condensation in your exhaust, especially if it's cold outside. Condensation is caused by the air cooling down in your exhaust after you shut down the engine.

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white smoke is a water leak on the cyl head , blue smoke is burning oil , black smoke is over fuel or a blokage in air intake or exhaust ! is it smelling ike steam or oil or fuel out of the exhaust ?

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Firstly, i am experiencing a lot of top ups on oil (1 pint/week). My car smokes a lot and the smoke is white and blueish like. My exhaust is so black and oil greasy residue and some oil is leaking through...


your idle problem is because your carb is missing somelines such as vacuum etc.
the reason your top up is increasing is because your car is burning oil hence the white/blue smoke.
you need your head gaskets changed and also get your mechanic to take a look at your O-rings (piston rings)

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Have excessive blue or white smoke from exhaust when truck is started after sitting for a few hours 2005 f250 6.0 ehgine


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is it a diesel or gas engine?
Usually excessive blue smoke on start up indicates oil is getting into the combustion chamber. It could be piston rings or valve seals.
Quick check, drive it within operating range and speed. Either use the rear view mirror or get someone to drive it and you follow in another vehicle. Accelerate, then take your foot of the accelerator. Blue smoke under acceleration indicates piston rings / pistons. Blue smoke on deceleration or the "over-run" indicates worn valve guides / seals.

White smoke can indicate coolant in the combustion chambers / leaking cyl head gskt, or incorrect fueling. If brake fluid gets into the combustion chamber it will generate a lot of white smoke from the exhaust. However, that would entail a leaking brake master cyl and a leaking brake booster.

Good luck.

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I have number 2 and 3 cyl miss fire. Also white smoke comming from exhaust.


if u have white smoke in exhaust along with two cyl misfiring that are next to each other more than likely u have a blown head gasket (the white smoke means u have coolant going into the exhaust )

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Engine light on and white exhaust coming out


white smoke out off exhaust is coolant getting into cyl like a bad head gasket to much fuel would be black smoke

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Does it use any oil, or lose any coolant? If not, do you make a lot of short trips, then shut it off by chance? If your not using oil, or coolant, then I'd say take it on a long drive at highway speeds to drive out the moisture laying in your exhaust system. Recently had a muffler go on wife's car that does a lot of short trips, and old muffler was almost full of water from condensation and obviously poor exhaust design, that allowed it to build up like that. Took it next night on trip about an hour away. Every time I took off, or passed a car, white smoke rolled out the back. On way home, it stopped and cleared up.

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I just changed the thermostat on 3.4 L 1999 Pontiac Gr Am GT THINKING IT WOULD FIX THE OVER HEATING. But there is white steam coming out the exhaust! The oil is not milky so it's not a head gasket. There's...


Are you adding coolant?
Yes ......means it's going somewhere.
Fill the coolant tank to the top...right to the top....leave the cap off and run the engine.
If you see bubbles you need a head gasket.
The intake gasket is another source of coolant leaks and at this area the coolant can be sucked into the engine and produce a white smoke.
Does the car run rough at the first start in the morning....could be antifreeze burning off in the cylinder or area that was leaking overnight meaning cyl gasket or intake gasket.
Look at the rear head to block area below the exhaust manifold.
Is there any trace of coolant or stains of coolant......yes means head gasket time.
Pressurizing each cyl at a time with air with the valves closed in that cyl will quickly show the location of the bad head gasket with bubbles coming out of the fill tank on the bad cyl (s).
Head gasket leaks don't always mean milky oil.

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Typically, White smoke from the Exhaust Means that the Motor is Burning Oil. Keep an Eye on the Oil level and let me Know.

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It can be a bad distributor or bad distributor cap, the while smoke can be because of no-spark the engine becomes flooded and as the gas burns off the exhaust is rich thus the smoke (maybe a grayish white in color) and the 02 sensors may be turning on the check engine light. When the vehicle is not starting the next time it shuts off check for spark and get back to me. Good Luck

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