What happened white smoke from tailpipe stopped after few days sweet smell no engine problems coolant oil levels fine white smoke lasted a week spark splugs maybe 185000miles never changed them?

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At some point coolant was getting into a cylinder. The sweet smell is antifreeze. The hole, probably in a head gasket was small enough that particles in the cooling system plugged it or as the motor heated up the head expanded enough to seal the hole. Doubtful this will last. At some point it should start smoking again. I have had good luck with copper based sealant when the coolant is going out the exhaust. If the radiator is being pressurized by exhaust then this will not help.
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What does it mean to have white smoke coming out the tailpipe black clumpy particles on oil level stick?

Answer . \nyou may have a blown head gasket. if you keep driving on a car with A BLOWN HEAD GASKET it may permanently damage your engine (especially if you have aluminum heads-they'll worp). if the heads are shot, it's all over. you need to take it to a shop and have it looked at. if that is the ( Full Answer )

If your 94 Lincoln Town car has white smoke coming out of the tailpipes constantly even after an oil change could it be the engine valves or what?

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White smoke comes out during idle after gas peddle is pushed quickly and car goes back to idle does not smell like burnt oil just rich smell will stop after a few min is engine loading up?

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What can cause an engine to put out white smoke through the tailpipe?

\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nhead gasket lead\n. \n. \nBlack 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.\n ( Full Answer )

Why would white smoke come from catalytic converter but not engine or tailpipe Oil not milky and car does not use antifreeze?

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How do you stop thick white smoke coming from the tailpipe on a 1999 Chrysler Sebring lxi?

Blown Head Gasket . \nThick white smoke is an indication of coolant entering the combustion chamber. More than likely you have a blown head gasket, especially if the engine has overheated recently. Stop driving this car as severe engine damage will occur due to coolant in the oil. The heads must ( Full Answer )

What is wrong with your car if there is white smoke coming from the tailpipe and the oil is not milky on the dipstick?

White smoke from the exhaust pipe indicates that the engine is allowing water into the cylinders. The water then boils in the cylinder and exits the engine as steam (white smoke). This could be be from the inlet manifold (especially if the engine is a V), it could be a head gasket (leak between the ( Full Answer )

White smoke from tailpipe?

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What cause slug and white smoke out of tailpipe?

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What causes white smoke from tailpipe?

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Engine overheated shut down - results idles low engine is missing no water in oil or white smoke or water in tailpipe?

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What does white smoke from tailpipe of 2000 ml320?

that means that you have a blown head gasket or it is on the verge of blowing. alot of moy to fix if it goes. it is leaking antifreeze into the cylinders and burning it causing your car tto smoke white.

What does white smoke mean when it comes out of your tailpipe and engine?

More than likely, the white smoke is steam - usually resulting from condensation, blown head gasket, or cracked cylinder head. A blown gasket or cracked head can be detected with a compression check. Hope it's just condensation from the tail pipe, which is normal in the early morning.

Why is white smoke coming out of tailpipe?

Only when cold? Condensation burning off Normal condition. When at normal operating temperature - could be a leaking head gasket. Run engine to normal operating temperature - remove engine oil dipstick and let a drop fall on hot engine part - oil will smoke coolant will sizzle

Why does a car produce white smoke under the hood after the engine is off and the hood is a little hot and the oil has just been changed a few days ago but the temperature gauge is normal?

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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

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Well white smoke usually means your burning off coolant. It can be caused by a torn head gasket or intake gasket and also by a cracked head or a cracked intake. But if it doesn't smell sweet, and you don't have compression problems, it probably isn't coolant. Supposedly oil can also cause white exha ( Full Answer )

White smoke from the tailpipe?

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What causes white smoke to come out of tailpipe?

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What does white smoke coming from the tailpipe mean?

The "white smoke" you see coming out of the tail pipe is steam. It is a pretty common occurrence in the winter or early in the mornings when you first start your vehicle. If your "white smoke" does not disappear after a few minutes or after driving a few miles, you may have a blown head gasket (or w ( Full Answer )

Will bad spark plugs cause a car to hesitate and white smoke to come out of tailpipe?

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How do you know if a diesel engine is burning oil it has been smoking since I had the oil changed the smoke is white but smells like burnt fuel?

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What does white smoke from tailpipe and smell of gasoline mean?

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What causes heavy white smoke out your tailpipe?

I'm not a mechanic / technician but if the engine is warmed up it sounds like you are getting engine coolant into an engine cylinder ( head gasket , warped head from overheating the engine etcetera , there are probably other reasons , anybody else ? )

What does it mean when you start your car amd thick white smoke comes out and tons of coolant comes out your muffler plus when you remove the spark plugs there is a sweet smell?

It means you positively have a blown head gasket, cracked head, or both. Stop driving this car immediately or you will destroy the engine. There is only one permanent fix and that is to remove the head, have it inspected, and replace the head gasket with a new one. The head may or may not need rep ( Full Answer )

Why won't my 1999 Ford Escort SE hold oil and why is white smoke coming out of tailpipe and engine is overheating?

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What to do if water and white smoke is coming out of tailpipe?

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