Typically, white smoke is just water vapor. Water vapor is normal when the engine is cold. Water is produced when gasoline is burned. Gasoline is a chemical compound called a hydrocarbon and burning of hydrocarbons produce water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). When the exhaust line is cold, such as a cold morning, the exhaust is cooled quite a bit by the time it comes out the tailpipe, and the cooled water vapor in the exhaust turns to white "smoke" much the same as your breath is visible when it's cold out.
If your engine is loosing coolant when it idles, make sure the engine cooling fan is operating properly. If the engine isn't cooling properly when it's idling, the radiator will boil over and you'll loose coolant. Once you start moving, air will move over the radiator and the coolant will not boil over.
you may have a vacuum diaphragm allowing coolant to be sucked into engine such as heater control valve
coolant from exhaust indicates a blown headgasket or a cracked head on the engine. be sure that it is coolant and not just condensation coming from exhaust before you do repairs
coolant leaking into the engine
Sounds like engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder
Engine oil mixing with coolant and/or coolant mixing with engine oil.Losing coolant but don't see any leaks. White smoke (steam) coming out the exhaust that has a sweet smell to it.
You need a head or intake gasket. Coolant is getting into engine. Head more likely.
You may have bad head gaskets when,you are losing engine coolant and you don't see any leaks.you see a white smoke (steam) coming from the exhaust pipe.you have a sweet smell coming from the exhaust pipe.you see air bubbles in the radiator coolant with the radiator cap off and engine running.
Do you see white smoke coming out of your exhaust , even when the engine is warmed up ? If so , it could be a bad head gasket , a warped head , or a cracked head
White smoke from the exhaust is a symptom of coolant entering the combustion chamber. Normally this is a sign of a blown head gasket or cracked head. This is a very serious situation that must be repaired immediately. You must STOP driving this vehicle or you will cause serious engine damage.
sounds like you have head gasket problem if the exhaust smoke is white in colour then its engine coolant if its blue smoke then its burning oil you will need to get the engine pressure tested at a garage.
White smoke = Coolant entering the combustion chamber, normally caused by a blown head gasket. Black smoke = Overly rich fuel/air mixture Blue smoke = Oil burning, normally caused by worn rings.
White smoke is a sign of water going through your engine, and is normally caused by a leaking head gasket or cracked head. Check your coolant level. If it is low, find a good repair shop.
If the engine still runs check to see if there are exhaust gasses coming out of the radiator or coolant coming out of the exhaust pipe That's a bad head gasketBetter yet Do them both Itll give you peace of mind knowing neither are bad when you are done
You will notice the coolant reservoir level low with no signs of leakage, as the condition advances you may notice white, sweet smelling exhaust coming out the tail pipe and worse, engine coolant mixing with the engine oil.
You have a blown head gasket. Open your radiator while the engine is running. You should find exhaust coming from it.
If the check engine light is blinking , that indicates a cylinder misfire has been detected White smoke coming out of the exhaust ( especially when the engine is warmed up ) indicates that coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket , a warped or cracked cylinder head
white smoke from diesel exhaust generally means you have engine coolant leaking internally in enginevery rarely , white smoke can indicate a problem with the turbo
Coolant mixing with the engine oil and/or engine oil mixing with the coolant could be symptoms of a cracked head or blown head gasket. A whitish sweet smelling steam coming out the exhaust is another symptom.
If this happens only when engine is cold it is a normal condition If this hasppens when engine is at normal operating temperature it may be a sign of head gasket leakage Check to see if oil is getting into coolant or coolant getting mixed with engine oil
That is condensation due to the exhaust system being cold and the heat from the engine makes the exhaust system / pipes sweat. As the exhaust system heats up then that will stop. Now you said WATER not antifreeze. If you had engine coolant running out of the exhaust then it would be the color of the antifreeze and it would be steaming WHITE and then you would have an engine problem, MAYJOR. You said water. Drive it you have no problems. That is normal.
headgasket leak and exhaust gas is getting into the coolant
White smoke from the exhaust pipe is a sign of coolant entering the combustion chamber. Commonly caused by a blown head gasket. STOP driving this vehicle until you have this repaired or you will destroy this engine.
You may have bad head gaskets when,you are losing engine coolant and you don't see any leaks. you see a white smoke (steam) coming from the exhaust pipe. you have a sweet smell coming from the exhaust pipe. you see air bubbles in the radiator coolant with the radiator cap off and engine running. you see a milky substance collecting on the engines dip stick and/or engines oil cap..
Its an hexagonal plug below the exhaust manifold on the side of the engine.
This is normal (condensation) as long as it is not engine coolant dripping out.
I'm not a mechanic / technician , but if white smoke is coming out of the exhaust on your gasoline engine when the engine is warmed up : ( it sounds like engine coolant is getting into one or more of the engine cylinders ) * bad head gasket , warped head from overheating , anybody else ?