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Does white smoke from the tailpipe mean you need to refurbish the engine?

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2015-07-15 18:42:37
2015-07-15 18:42:37

The engine is burning coolant caused from a blown head gasket or cracked head if you are loosing coolant. If you have a turbo charger the seal can go out and cause a Lot of smoke from burning oil..

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Usually the engine is burning coolant.


If you are getting white or grey smoke out of the tailpipe , especially when the engine is warmed up , you have coolant getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket or warped or cracked cylinder head


Could be getting into engine. Check tailpipe emissions for white smoke.


the engine is burning oil. blue smoke oil white smoke antifreeze black smoke excess fuel


oil getting by the rings causes white smoke and oil dripping out of the tailpipe.


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Water in engine. Head gasket most likely. no aceleration because no compression.


engine coolant getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket , cracked or warped head


white smoke=water. probably the intake or intake manifold.


I'm not a mechanic / technician but if white smoke is coming out of your tailpipe with the engine warmed up it sounds like you are getting engine coolant into one or more of your engine cylinders . ( bad head gasket / warped cylinder head ) Is the coolant / antifreeze mix also going into your engine oil )


white smoke out tailpipe.............coolant in engine oil looks like a chocolate milkshake


No I don't, but if you do, you need to have it repaired, or it'll seize the engine


they have elected a pope? in cold weather it is normal to see white smoke coming out of your tailpipe. the one you have to worry about is the black or the blue smoke


If it is blowing white smoke out of the exhaust tailpipe when the engine is at operating temperature, engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket or some other problem


If the engine is fully warmed up and you are still getting white smoke coming out of the tailpipe when the engine is idling , it sounds like engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket or some other problem


Vehicle likely overheated, or for some other reason, the head gasket has been breached, allowing coolant to be burned in the engine. The coolant is consumed, appearing as whitish smoke emitting from the tailpipe.



The most common is the head gasket. BUTDepending on the engine there can be several other causes.



White smoke from the tailpipe is an indication of coolant entering the combustion chamber. Normally this is caused by a blown head gasket. Stop driving this vehicle until you get this repaired or you will destroy the engine.



If your block is cracked engine coolant may be leaking into the combustion chambers.


White smoke from the exhaust is a sign of coolant entering the combustion chamber. Most likely cause is a blown head gasket. Stop driving this vehicle until you have this repaired or you will destroy this engine.





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