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My 1996 acura 3.2tl while running and in park and when you drive again smoke comes out of tailpipe?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


SOURCE: i have a 1991 acura

Need to do head gasket job. i am getting ready to do the same to my legend in a few days. mine has the same symptoms as yours does.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: smoke from tailpipe

if u got white smoke then you need an overhaul and if u got black smoke then check oxygen sensor and tune it

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: smoke and water from tailpipe

That white color is a tell tale sign of a bad head gasket, when the head gasket goes your coolant mixes with your oil and the burns off causing the white smoke. I hate to give bad news but it's not cheap or easy to replace.

Hope this helps

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 1986 Honda Accord, tons of blue smoke from the tailpipe

you probably have low compression on one or two clyinders causing blow by which would be where all your blue oil smoke to be coming from

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: engine burning rich white smoke out of tailpipe

White smoke means water, probably a blown head gasket. Pull the plugs and check them.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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When engine get a lot of miles on them the seals get hard and bridle and allows oil you slip by and it goes out the exhaust in at cloud of smoke. Here's a way to see if it is you "Valve Seals". When your driving it usually clears up and you have no smoke. Here's what you need to do after driving the car and it has cleared up, pull into a parking lot and let it sit and idle for 3 minutes. If a cloud of smoke comes out of the tailpipe when you take off, then you have bad "Valve Seals" and they will need to be replaced. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Joseph.

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