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Engin smokes uses 1 qt oil every 3 hours replaced one blown head gk. motor has plenty of power only fouls the plug on the fuel pump side

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How do I check for a blown head gasket on my 1990


Pretty much same answer as I gave for 87 Reliant see below. Shops have equipment to do cylinder leakage test. Do basic stuff below before doing last test ...cylinder leakage...which costs $$$.

Main point you are losing antifreeze/water. Check to see if you have water on the dipstick mixed in with oil. If so...probably a head gasket. If oil looks normal..... Before you do any test, tighten every hose connection. Check for loose connection into antifreeze reservoir. Sometimes there are small cracks on top which lets out pressure from cooling system. Look for leaks on water pump and radiator. Look at spot where you park the car...any liquid on floor? Not sure?..Put piece of cardboard under car to see if liquid is dripping from car. No leaks?...Start with a pressure test of the system. The pressure test is simply equipment that replace the radiator cap, a hand pump connected to it then air is pumped into cooling system. You watch the gauge to see if pressure is dropping. If pressure does not drop ..problem is most like a worn radiator pressure cap or stuck thermostat.. Do not buy the kind with button on cap to push down and release pressure. get original type and correct pressure. If overheating still, thermostat could be stuck, replace. Overheating of engine causes vapor lock, bubbles in fuel, which causes car to stall and kill. When cools off, fuel cools down and fuel will flow through fuel system again. Large amount of oil disappearing with overheating also sounds like head gasket or cracked head....Tighten up all bolts to gaskets, look for oil leaks on garage floor or driveway. If engine has developed a miss when running, pull plugs out and look for wet fouled plug. If antifreeze leaking into cylinder...plug tip will be whitish, if oil leaking into cylinder, grimey oil fouled. Do compression test on cylinder that is fouled and that will pinpoint if bad head gasket or cracked head. When doing compression test, radiator cap is removed and you listen to hear bubbles in radiator from the cylinder leaking into cooling system. 87 Reliant not worth pulling engine apart if head gasket or cracked head. Best oil treatment to reduce oil consumption is "Engine Restore" Used on my 58 Impala 348 tri power for 28 years. If I did not add it after oil changes it used oil and smoked....I swear by it for ANY engine after 100,000 miles.

Oct 19, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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My 97 honda accord is blowing white smoke and running rough then i went to start it now it wont start


Sounds like either a blown motor (rings need replaced) or a bad head gasket or cracked head.
If the rings are bad your car would have felt like it was losing power because the engine will no longer have the same high compression that it's required to turn the wheels. You may have heard your engine knocking or seen a light blue colored smoke coming from your exhaust as a result of your engine burning up oil in the combustion chamber from the rings leaking.
If your head gasket is leaking or your head is cracked you'd likely find milky looking oil when you drain your oil from water/antifreeze being mixed in and noticed a white smoke coming from your exhaust that is actually water vapor coming through the exhaust.
If your car was running rough when you last shut it off try pulling all of your spark plugs and either cleaning them or replacing them all. A bad head gasket or bad rings can both foul spark plugs. A car will run rough with 1 or 2 fouled plugs, but once enough foul it will no longer run at all just sit and crank over. If changing the plugs get's it started for ya, check your tailpipe first for water, if nothing, change your oil. If no signs of water/antifreeze or milky colored oil then it's probably rings.

Aug 27, 2012 | 1997 Honda Accord

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1981 ford tranit van. every time i try t start the engine, white smoke comes from the exhaust in short bursts, then after a few seconds it dies alltogether.


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If the smoke is white then you have oil burning in the combustion chamber inside the engine and the spark plugs will be fouled. Remove the spark plugs and clean or replace then try it again, if it runs and it smokes excessively then you will need to get the engine internals looked at.
If you need more information let me know.
Thanks
Jason

Feb 28, 2011 | Ford Transit Connect Cars & Trucks

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I have a briggs 24 hp twin v intek engine, started smoking last year with only 50 hours, now with a little over 60, it smokes like a steam train and uses 1 qt oil/30 min. Last week it fouled a plug, I...


Double check that the head bolts are properly torqued.There is a crankcase breather if stuck open could be drawing oil into the intake, and there is a valve stem seal on each intake valve that could be leaking. All this is assuming that the oil level is not over full. They will smoke like a banshee if they have to much oil in them.

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2000 gmc jimmy, engine shut off while drving and would not restart. Checked fuel pump and pressure, found fuel filter to be clogged. Replaced fuel filter and started vehicle. Problem now is that vehicle...


No,it sounds like coolant burning inside the engine combustion chambers.This explains the sputtering and power loss.most likely cause is a blown head gasket or severe overheating.Check the condition of the oil and make sure their is not antifreeze in the oil.Also check the coolant level.this will help to identify an internal engine concern.Dont think the fuel filter going out is related though. Hope this information helps,
Kenneth R.

Oct 08, 2010 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

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There is white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes. Car will not accelerate normally. Car sounds like it is missing. Need spark plugs and oil change.


Unfortunately you have a blown head gasket. The white smoke you are seeing is anifreeze burning.
If it was blue smoke it would be burning oil.
Gasket is in the top of the engine and must be replaced or you will ruin the rest of the motor.
Usually it's a $1800 repair with parts & labour.

Jul 11, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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Oil leaking


white smoke is a sign of coolant in the combustion chamber, coupled with the oilleakage points me to the head gasket

Nov 24, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki Forenza

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Changed spark plugs in 97 buick lasabre and now it cranks and runs, but white smoke coming out. Is that blown head gaskets? Does it have anything to do with the fuel pump my mechanic put on 3 weeks ago???


You need to check the oil with the dipstick (wipe in down a few times) to see if it looks like a chockalate milk shake. If coolent has made its way into the oil you have blown head gasket. The fuel pump which is usually in the gas tank in most gm vehicles would not cause white smoke, if it failed you car would not start because your engine would not get any gas to the injectors

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