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There is white smoke coming out the tailpipe no smell of antifreeze

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    Marcos A Herrera Jan 30, 2012

    some how the antifreeze is getting in to your engine car very soon you car is not going no were because the mixture,white smoke also bad rings,since your car is 1993 19 years is a lot for car even if you keep the normal maintenance,you may have problem with head gasket

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Check your head gasket. first check your oil if it looks milky you have a blown head gasket

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If you have heavy white smoke or steam coming out of the exhaust, you have engine coolant getting into the combustion chambers. Whether the antifreeze mixture is mixed strong enough to give an "antifreeze" smell is questionable. Also, the smell of burning antifreeze does not smell like antifreeze that is simlpy steaming. Burning antifreeze will burn your eyes and choke you, steaming antifreeze just has a sweet smell to it.

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White smoke is water, turns to vapor when heated. Sounds like small hole in head gasket. Good luck with it.

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If it doesn't smell like sweet then you most likely got a bad tank of gas. Just to be safe keep an eye on your engine temp. and coolant levels.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

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SOURCE: white smoke and odd smell from tailpipe

maybe a rodent crawled in and it got way up into it and is stuck and it will be a while till it gets burned out? no clue. see a mechanis

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