Why does white smoke come out of your muffler?
White smoke is usually water or antifreeze. If you are loosing coolant from the radiator, it's probably a blown head gasket. If not, it is just condensation in the exhaust pipe that is evaporating as the pipes heat up. If the car is running too rich, the unburned gas will cause black smoke and burning oil smoke will be blue.
White smoke is usually an indicator of moisture/water in the system where the "white smoke" is actually steam. There may be heavy condensation or water inside the muffler and the heat of the exhaust is turning it into steam. You can remove the muffler and drain it or you can just let all the moisture/water evaporate eventually.
white smoke is usually due to large amounts of oil in the muffler. if the mower was turned on its side for a period of time the oil will run into the muffler and when you start it it burns the oil out. after the large cloud starts to dissipate the smoke should start to change to a normal blue color and then disappear as it clears out
Just having a hole in the muffler won't cause smoke to form. Any smoke coming from an engine is caused by either environment changes (white smoke while engine is warming up), or an engine burning oil (blue smoke). Sometimes even a bad catalytic converter can cause smoke. The hole in the muffler simply gives the smoke a way out. Trying looking for external oil leaks or checking he oil level occasionally to see if it…
NO!! White smoke indicates the burning of oil. The law says, "ANY smoke coming from the engine during any part of the test is grounds for failure." I've been an Emissions guy in Denver for 23 years. White smoke is oil. Black is gas (too rich). Black smoke can get pricey. White smoke is always pricey!!
You have described the classic symptoms of a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head or both. In either case, there is a loss compression and "get up and go". Also, coolant leaks into the combustion chamber (also affects "get up and go" and the steam comes out of the muffler/tail pipe as "white" smoke.
There are three types of smoke that will exhust from your gasoline engine: White smoke, actually is steam from condensation of water within the muffler and exhust system. Number two is Black smoke, this is from unburned fuel. The engine is running far richer that it needs to be. Number three is blue smoke. This is usually associated with oil comsumption.
The smoke from your muffler has a smell because what is coming out of the muffler is the products of the incomplete combustion of your fuel. Some of those products are gases and vapors that have color and some are dark but small particles - that is what you call smoke. But some of what comes out are various chemicals that your nose detects as odors.
What would cause white smoke to come out of a muffler if a car was not run for a few weeks but was fine prior?
White smoke out of the exhaust is a sign that the head gasket is bad and is allowing water (coolant) into one or more of the cylinders. If the smoke decreases when the engine warms up, this may mean that the gasket is expanding when the engine warms up. Check for coolant in the oil by looking at the oil on the dipstick. A sure way to tell is to tell is that the oil…
What could cause a lotwhite smoke to come from the muffler of your 2002 Toyota Camry Mainly when you first start the car?
White smoke is normally water. Check the radiator fluid. If it dissapears you probably have a blown cylinder head gasket or a crack in the cylinder head. If you are lucky it can be sealed with wondaweld or similar product. I had the same problem on my Opel Omega 2 years ago and fixed it with Wondaweld.
Ford explorer 2004 and every time i start the truck smoke come out of the muffler this just happen like a week ago it wasn't doing that before?
What color is the smoke? Black smoke means the engine is running rich and probably needs a tuneup, including the air filter. Bluish smoke means the engine is burning oil. The valve seals may be leaking. If the smoke is white (actually steam), coolant is getting into the combustion chamber - or - it is just condensation in the exhaust system (normal in cool or rainy weather and early mornings).
The white smoke is water left in the muffler, it is drawn in when engine is shut off. It smell like gasoline, because the engine is burning one third of the gas, and discharging the rest with exhaust. http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info
White smoke indicates coolant entering the combustion chamber. STOP driving this car immediately and have this repaired or you will destroy the engine. Blue smoke indicates the engine is burning oil. Black smoke indicates an overly rich fuel/air mixture. Have this repaired or you will destroy the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor.