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How long will oil continue to smoke on an engine block after a large spill?


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2015-07-16 19:32:28
2015-07-16 19:32:28

Wash it down with a degreaser, might speed up the process

Here's what you do.

Start it up and let it run for a while, then shut it off and let the engine cool down completely.

The oil will gel and become sludge, and at that point will cease to smoke as much. You might smell it for a couple of days, but it shouldn't smoke as much, if at all.


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Probably not. White smoke indicates engine coolant getting into the engine cylinders and burning off. This could be a from a leaking head gasket or a crack in the block.

White smoke usually indicates a water leak into the engine block. Blue or black smoke would indicate an oil leak. possibly pistons!! my 88 Monte Carlo did that

Hey Nena==I presume someone told you that the block is cracked. This happens if the engine gets extremely hot. You just have to take the heads off and look for the cracks or have the block magnafluxed at a machine shop. It also should smoke white smoke while it is running if it is cracked. GoodluckJoe

You might have a blown head gasket or your engine block is cracked. Edit to add; The white smoke is steam. That means that your coolant got into your cylinders. A blown head gasket is the most likely cause, but a cracked engine block or warped aluminum heads are possibilities.

If the white smoke is being caused by a damaged head gasket or crack in the block or head, yes. If it is caused by an air/fuel ratio problem, it will not be as damaging immediately, but can damage your engine over time.

Smoking all the time is probably the piston rings. Smoking when you first start it is probably the valve seals. Smoke may be coolant and not oil which would mean a head gasket, cracked head or block. What color smoke makes a difference. Black smoke, to much fuel (flooding). Blue smoke, engine oil. White smoke, engine coolant.

If it is white smoke, it could be leaking coolant into combustion chamber by a leaking head gasket, cracked block, or warped or cracked cylinder head. If it is black smoke, the engine is running to rich. (too much fuel going into engine). If it is blue smoke, engine is burning oil,(valve seals or rings).

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They can damage animals habitats. When they erupt, the smoke released can block out the sun, preventing plants from growing.

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The color of the smoke will help identify the problem. Blue smoke is engine or transmission oil. Black smoke, excess fuel. White smoke, engine coolant.

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

White smoke from a tailpipe is caused then coolant and oil are mixed together. Typically, this is caused by either a cracked block, cracked cylinder head, blown headgasket. Have engine diagnosed at a shop of your choice. It is not a cheap fix but driving like this for long periods of time will cause engine to overheat and cause more problems than you would like.

What color the smoke is makes a difference, blue smoke=engine oil, black smoke=excess fuel, white smoke=engine coolant.

Blue smoke = Blue smoke is caused by engine oil entering the cylinder area and being burned along with the fuel air mixture. Black smoke = Black smoke is caused by excess fuel that has entered the cylinder area and cannot be burned completely. Another term for excess fuel is "running rich." White Smoke = White smoke is caused by coolant entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. Warning: If you see white smoke, stop driving this car immediately. Severe engine damage will occur if you continue to drive this vehicle. You have severe engine problems as in a blown head gasket or cracked head.

No. White smoke is a symptom of coolant entering the combustion chamber. Stop driving the car and have it looked at by a professional. Serious engine damage will occur if it is indeed coolant in the combustion chamber and you continue to run the engine.

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When you continue to smoke you will be ill because there are 4,000 chemicals in a whiff after whiff of smoke.

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