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White smoke indicates a water ingress so its either a head gasket oir a manifild gasket ,suspect the head gasket mainly though

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What cause white smoke coming out of exhause pipe


White smoke from the tail pipe is moisture/water turned to steam.It comes from the air drawn into the engine and/or coolant in the engine.If you see excessive white smoke and your coolant level is dropping,you are most likely steaming coolant.Oil burning usually comes out as blue smoke.

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Have LT 1536 . Smoke started coming out the exhaust but engine sounds healthy


Depends on the colour of the smoke.
Unlikely an engine will sound healthy emitting black smoke - excess fuel.

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Most engines emitting blue or blue-grey smoke from burning engine oil can sound very healthy.

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My car has white smoke coming from the exhaust


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Never remove the radiator cap or coolant reservoir cap while the engine is hot or running as it can cause serious injury; always allow the car to cool down completely first. Checking for a low coolant level in the reservoir is the first step in determining if coolant loss is causing the white exhaust smoke. If the coolant reservoir is at the proper level but excessive white exhaust smoke is present, a cooling system pressure check is required to determine where, if any, coolant leaks are located.

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Smoke coming from engine


Where is the white smoke coming from? Under hood? Out tail pipe? If excessive white smoke from tail pipe, suspect a head gasket failure which in turn will fill the cooling system with exhaust pressure forcing the coolant to come out of the reservoir and resulting in an overheating problem

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How do i fix smoke coming off my car?


Don't drive the car. With white smoke, coming out of the exhaust, you must have blown your head gasket. It will also evaporate the cooling fluid, making the engine run without cooling.
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White smoke coming from engine during starting


White smoke means you are burning water or coolant. Check your coolant system, if it is low you may have a head gasket issue

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2005 chevy malibu when trying to start car smoke comes from coolant resivor wont start smells like exaust fumes. As the enine rotates smoke comes out same pattern as rotation of engine.No water mixed with...


white smoke could be head gasket leak. but white smoke will come with warm engine. If engine is first start cold. IT's only water in exhaust system

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1996 Mustang Cobra white smoke at Idle


If you have white smoke coming out of the exhaust after the car warms up then you have coolant getting into the cylinda white smoke after start up when the engine is cold is normal intill everything warms up

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it may of low grade oil used as engine oil,or some oil on top of the engine can also produce this smoke.Change corect grade engine oil as advised by the car company but remove all the previous oil

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White smoke coming out of the oil fill cap is not good, it means there's water in there (white smoke = water, blue smoke = oil, black smoke = lots of junk in gas or ruined engine). I suspect bad head gasket or cracked block.

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