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White smoke once you crank car

White smoke when starting car

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  • waruisa May 08, 2014

    piston rings starting to wear out or your oil level is above recommended level

  • minoman May 18, 2014

    WHITE smoke is almost always WATER in cylinder. check intake gasket by applying 3 in 1 oil or wd40 at joint of head and manifold while running. If smoke turns blue from oil being sucked in, change intake manifold gasket. BLUE smoke means you're burning OIL, BLACK smoke means too much fuel or not enough air going into engine. For WHITE smoke,also remove radiator cap from COOL engine,start car and idle for 3-4 minutes, if you see lots f bubbles it's a head gasket. Also check oil filler cap for yellowish "varnish" looking deposit which means water in oil. Pull oil dipstick , if oil looks milky or like coffee with cream, you have water in the oil. A cracked block is also a possibility if engine was overheated.

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I have found that usually water is getting into the engine though gaskets or cracks in block, causing steam to flow after water reaches the very hot metal parts of a running engine.

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White smoke would be a bad head gasket. Check the radiator water to see if it has changed color and/or is low. Check the oil to see if it is coffee colored. If it is, it's definatly a blown gasket.

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Ahh you are burning oil. Betcha you have a slight leak - possible gasket leak

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