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What is the cause of white smoke to come from an engine after you change the radiator hose?


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2006-03-22 16:20:22
2006-03-22 16:20:22

White smoke from the exhaust is normally an indication of coolant entering the combustion chamber. Could be a blown head gasket or cracked head.


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No, any smoke is coming from the engine.No, any smoke is coming from the engine.

A bad PCV valve can cause the engine to smoke. The valve is easy to change in most engines to correct the problem.

The smoke may be because you are overheating the engine. There are several causes for this. Check your fluid level in your radiator. Make sure it is full. Check your thermostat. Change it if it is weak. Check your radiator cap. This needs to be the correct one for the engine. Check all moving parts for your water system. Like the water pump, hoses and fittings.

Look for a leak, if not white smoke from exhaust (going into engine)

It is very doubtful that it is smoke. It is most likely steam. Either there is a pinhole leak in the radiator allowing hot coolant to escape that then vaporizes into steam when it hits the atmosphere... or there is something spilled on the radiator that steams when the radiator gets hot. Have the radiator pressure tested for leaks.

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Either another blown hose, or blown radiator. It could also be the antifreeze burning off of the engine.

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If you are getting exhaust smoke coming out of the radiator overflow, you need to replace the head gasket that seals the cylinder from the cylinder cap where your coolant runs through to cool the engine.

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Subaru 2.5 liter engine has a problem with head gaskets. If you have not had your head gaskets replaced, that is the first thing I would suspect.

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.

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Your water pump might be broken or your thermostat might need to be replaced. You obviously don't have a leak so somehow the fluid isn't moving through the engine. If the thermostat is broken it will not let fluid into the engine and then the engine will overheat and the radiator will release smoke.

In a diesel engine, blue smoke is an indication of oil being burned. Black smoke means that there is incomplete combustion of the fuel. White smoke can be seen when raw diesel fuel is not being burned.

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.

Moisture in the exhaust, or a cold running engine.

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Yes, overfilling can cause smoking, and you need to drain the extra out.

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