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head gasket lead Black Smoke is too much Fuel getting into cylinders, BLue Smoke is Oil leaking into cylinders and being burned, White Smoke is Coolant (or water) leaking into cylinders and is being converted to steam that gets blown out the exhaust pipe. TommyTrouble

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Q: What can cause an engine to put out white smoke through the tailpipe?
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Does the transmission make smoke come out of the tailpipe?

No, the engine exhaust is what comes out of the tailpipe.


What would cause white smoke from the tailpipe?

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


Would a bad head gasket cause loss of oil to come out the tailpipe?

No. A bad head gasket would cause water to come out the tailpipe. You will see white smoke. Leaky rings would cause oil to come out the tailpipe. You will see blue smoke.


What does white smoke from the tailpipe mean?

Usually the engine is burning coolant.


What is white or grey smoke out the tailpipe mean?

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


What could cause white smoke from tailpipe in a 1992 grand marquis?

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


What would cause the engine to bog down and intermittent white smoke from a tailpipe?

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.


What would cause black smoke to come from the tailpipe of a 97 Chevy Cavalier?

Black smoke usually means the engine is running too rich. The fuel/air mixture is incorrect. Blue smoke is oil burning.


Will running a carburetor too rich cause white smoke from tailpipe?

Yes


Will a blown intake gasket cause smoke out the tailpipe?

MaybeMaybe


What would cause a 1996 ford probe gt to blow white smoke when hot?

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


Does smoke coming out of the tailpipe necessarily mean you need an engine over haul?

yes


What does blue smoke out of tailpipe mean?

Engine oil is entering the combustion chamber(s) .


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

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..


What causes blue smoke to come from your tailpipe?

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


What would cause white smoke to come out of tailpipe?

Head gasket or cracked head


Does misfiring on cylinder 6 and 8 cause white smoke to come from the tailpipe?

It could, depending on the cause of the misfire.


Blowing black smoke out of tailpipe?

Assuming this is a gasoline engine, it is running rich from excess gasoline.


No leaks but lose coolant?

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


What would cause white smoke to come out of the tailpipe after the car sat for months?

White smoke is a symptom of a blown head gasket.


What would cause black smoke to come out of the tailpipe in a 92 firebird?

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What would cause blue smoke to come out of your tailpipe on 97 Volvo 850?

Blue smoke is burning oil.Blue smoke is burning oil.


What would cause smoke to come from the dipstick?

This is not that uncommon. Some oil is so hot that it will start to smoke. The smoke can escape through this opening to the engine.


Why is gas in the oil and tailpipe of a 1994 Thunderbird with excessive blue smoke coming from the tailpipe?

This engine is running extremely rich. This can be caused by many things. Have it repaired ASAP. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue to drive.


Why does white smoke come out of the tailpipe and smell like antifreeze?

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 )