What would cause white smoke to come out of the tailpipe?
If you are having a lot of white smoke all the time the car runs then check for coolant mixing in with the oil,look for water in the oil when you check the oil or milky brown oil. This produces a white "steam" that is very thick to come out of the exhaust. If your engine temp. gauge is very high and over heats you probably have a blown head gasket. If it has a bluish tint look it may be burning oil. Indications might be how much oil is currently in the car i.e too much oil, or if there is a leak in the line you may be adding a bunch of oil over a short time. If it is only when you first start the car and the engine is cold, then it may be that your valve seals are bad and need replacing. Hope this might help or at least give you some ideas...
Car repair shop told me my car's clutch was gone Would this cause white smoke from tailpipe Also does 1100 sound like a reasonable cost for replacement?
I feel these are unrelated but you can investigate a leak in the hoses leading to the heater core as they maybe leaking onto the exhaust pipe, that would produce white smoke, but not from within the tailpipe exhaust. Water and oil leaks will produce white smoke the smell will help you determine which it is.
What would cause billowing black smoke to come from your tailpipe then when you push the gas the smoke is white?
There could be many problems related to smelling gas and seeing white smoke from your tailpipe. Some suggestions would be the head gasket. If the smoke has a blue tint to it, it may be oil related. If your car has a turbo, it may be the turbo needing to be replaced. To be sure, you can have a mechanic do a diagnostic on it.
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.
White smoke usually means that anti freeze has entered the combustion chamber most likely through a hole in the head gasket and cannot be burned but is vaporized. too much and the engine will not run, which is good since running it in that condition would do more damage than just a blown head gasket.
If you added oil to your 93 civic dx and smoke and oil started coming from the tailpipe what would you do?
I had that happen to me with a V8 I was driving once. Turned out that I had a crook head gasket and oil was being sucked into cylinder head burnt and then out the exhaust. That is white smoke, You it might also be worn oil rings, (white smoke) Or if you are running on a rich fuel mixture you may be blowing black smoke.
It's probably burning coolant, which would indicate a blown head gasket or cracked or warped head. Anser one could be a cause. However, there could be other causes. The first thing that needs to be determined is if what you call "smoke" is actually smoke. IF it really is smoke, then it could be coolant OR some contaminant IN the fuel. Another possibility, if it is NOT smoke, is the condensation of water vapor which…
You just put gas treatment in your car and it started smoking white smoke out of the tailpipe would the treament have anything to do with the smoke?
Can a bad oxygen sensor cause overheating and white white smoke from the exhaust on a 1992 Honda civic?
Why would a 1985 305 engine blow out a little white smoke while ideling and blow out a lot of smoke while the motor is reveing up?
What could be the problem if your 93 Legacy has a flooded cylinder reeks of gasoline sputters and white smoke comes out the tailpipe?
That would depend on the color of the smoke:Light blue-gray smoke is due to oil getting into the combustion system, usually due to worn piston rings or valve seals.Black smoke is due to the engine burning too rich, usually due to fouled or faulty spark plugs or a clogged fuel filter;White smoke (steam) is usually due to condensation inside the exhaust, or coolant entering the combustion chamber. If the white smoke disappears after a few…
White smoke usually indicates steam. I don't think a bad intake manifold gasket would cause it, but a bad or blown head gasket certainly would. More than likely it is a bad head gasket or a cracked head. White smoke means you are getting anifreeze in your cumbustion chamber (cylinder) and when it fires it is burning the moisture creating white smoke.
Smoke is a sign that something is wrong. Blueish smoke indicates its burning oil somehow. White smoke indicates its burning antifreeze, which is very bad on oxygen sensors. Black smokes indicates too much fuel is being put into the engine. Have it checked out by a good, knowlegeable mechanic you feel comfortable talking to. It needs to be checked out before you have major problems.
The white smoke coming out of a tailpipe is called steam. It is caused by water leaking into a cylinder. It can be caused from a blown head gasket letting water from your cooling system leak into a cylinder. When the gasoline and air burn, it makes the water in the cylinder turn to steam. The steam goes out your tailpipe with your exhaust gases. If you do not keep your radiator full, you will…
Could an oil additive cause your 1988 Honda Accord with 123000 miles to start blowing a lot of white exhaust smoke?
It is doubtful that an oil additive would cause this, although it is possible. White smoke from the tailpipe is usually an indication of coolant entering the combustion chamber. A blown head gasket is the likely culprit. A cracked head will also cause this. If you are losing coolant, that is another sign of one of these problems. Have this checked out ASAP, as severe engine damage will occur if this is not corrected. Answer…