Why would a 1995 Corvette LT-1 emit white smoke on start-up and idle rough?
White smoke is usually caused by water in the ignition system(blown head gasket or water in the gas tank due to condensation. If it clears up after running for a while, you should try a gas conditioner in your fuel tank. If its constent, then do a compression test and to check your head gasket. White smoke is water; Blue smoke is oil; and black smoke is flooding or too much gas. ADDED NOTE: I have had an occurence where a brake fluid leak(at the master cylinder) allowed the vaccuum operated BRAKE BOOSTER to suck in fluid into the intake manifold, causing WHITE SMOKE..
Why is my Caterpiller 3406 diesel engine running rough when cold with misfire and has excessive white smoke?
White smoke that smells sweet, is coolant in the combustion chamber, normally caused by a cracked head or a blown head gasket Blue smoke, the engine is burning oil. Black smoke, the air/fuel mixture is too rich. A small amount of white smoke at startup, that goes away, in cold tempertures is normal.
My car isn't smoking, but if yours is it would indicate that it is burning oil. You may have to stop at a gas station and fill up the oil and check the gas. My first guess would be valve seals. If there is white smoke on startup it could be that the feul mixture is too rich on startup, that is for gasoline /petrol engines in a diesel engine it could be from a…
Why does my 2003 4-cylinder Toyota Solara have white smoke coming from exhaust 5-10 seconds after startup regardless of temperature though less likely when cold does not smell like antifreeze?
White smoke at startup (when the engine and exhaust have completely cooled down) is usually caused by condensation. It's especially noticeable in cooler weather when the car is used for short trips. The engine never really gets totally warmed up, existing condensation in the exhaust isn't completely evaporated. In short, what you may be seeing is simply steam vapor. If the smoke isn't white but is more gray or blue/white it's oil. A few seconds…
is there a sweet smell? Does the coolant level drop in the overflow tank and/or the radiator? if so, you might be looking at a bad head gasket. if there is slight white smoke(usually condensation) and no loss of coolant, then it is normal. once the engine (and exhaust system) gets hot, there should be no more smoke.
A very small amount of white smoke at startup is normal and is nothing more than condensation in the winter. However combined with a loss of coolant with no apparent leak, overheating, white foamy substance on the underside of the oil fill cap, or overfull oil level, means you have a blown head gasket and or cracked head.
What would cause you to have a puff of white smoke at startup or stopped at a red light from time to time?
What is wrong if a 1992 manual Chevy Cavalier idles rough jerks when in Drive and has white smoke coming from the exhaust?
1992 Ford Thunderbird SC After starting the car this morning it ran rough and all of the sudden it poured white smoke out of its exhaust?
It depends. White smoke indicates coolant entering the combustion chamber. Normally caused by blown head gasket or cracked head or both. This MUST be repaired or your engine will be destroyed. STOP driving this vehicle until you get this repaired. In the winter a small amount of white smoke is normal at startup and is nothing more than water vapor. White smoke that smells sweet is coolant burning. Black smoke indicates an overly rich fuel/air…
If the engine light came on at a stop light and it is sputtering and white smoke is coming from the exhaust what is wrong?
1988 Silverado 12 ton 150000 miles when running a lot of white smoke comes out of tail-pipe It does this when you start it or when driving what causes this?
Can you help you your 2004 Chevy 4 cylinder after 3 trips to the shop for check engine light and running rough now you have white smoke from tailpipe and again running rough but no light whats going?
My 1965 mustang 6 cylinder 200 engine starts running rough and the motor shakes at a stop and stalls out and then its hard to start and blows out white smoke when it does start?
White smoke from the exhaust indicates coolant is entering the combustion chamber and normally is a symptom of a blown head gasket or cracked head. Blue smoke indicates the engine is burning oil, and can mean worn rings, or if it only smokes at startup, worn valve seals. Black smoke indicates an overly rich fuel/air mixture.
Chevy El Camino 1986 with a 6 cylinder 4.3 fuel injected motor how to stop white blue smoke to stop when starting vehicle?
White smoke is a sign of coolant leaking into the combustion chamber. This normally means you have a blown head gasket. Stop driving the vehicle and repair ASAP. Blue smoke is oil burning. Blue smoke at startup is a sign of worn valve guides or valve seals. Not a repair that has to be done immediately or at all. If it is not using much oil, then you can postpone this repair. Just be sure…
Any special instructions on changing fuel injectors on a 1982 280z you had two leaking so you changed mine out now the car is idling rough with a lot of white smoke from the exhaust?
How should I diagnose a thick white smoke that smells toxic and not necessarily sweet coming from my exhaust at startup and tapering off as I drive in my 1989 Honda Accord Lxi in Hawaii?
Smoky Sometimes oil smoke will look more white than grey and if your valve guides are bad oil will pool in the cylinders and begin to burn at startup tapering off after a while.I would still suspect a head gasket issue luckily the cure for both is the same procedure which is removing the cylinder head. If your engine is consuming coolant as well as oil then definitely its the head gasket, sounds like you…
What would cause my 300sdl to idle rough white to bluish smoke mostly when engine is cold has no blowy performance is great going down the highway it just shakes at idlei all cylinders are working?
Blue smoke at startup, that clears up within a few minutes is normally cause by worn valve seals. Blue smoke that continues is oil burning. Black smoke is fuel burning from an overly rich fuel mixture. White smoke is normal at startup, especially during the winter, but if it does not dissipate rapidly, it can be a sign of coolant entering the combustion chamber. If it is coolant, it will smell sweet, you will be…
Valve seals are dried out and need replacing if it is blue smoke. Black smoke is a sign of a overly rich condition. White smoke is a sign of coolant in the engine combustion chamber. Have this looked at by a professional ASAP. If it is indeed a coolant leak, as in a blown head gasket, serious engine damage can occur. Some steam from the tail pipe at startup is normal, and without seeing it…
Is it common to see oil inside the intercooler tubes on a Mazda Millenia or does it indicate a leak?
If you are referring to a head gasket the symptoms of a blown head gasket are. Engine overheating Loss of coolant with no apparent leak Engine oil level overfull White sweet smelling smoke from the exhaust especially at startup Possible engine miss A white or grey substance on the underside of the oil fill cap
Symptoms are: Engine overheating, loss of coolant with no apparent leak, white smoke from the exhaust especially at startup, oil level overfull, a white foamy substance on the underside of the oil fill cap, air bubbles escaping from the radiator engine running cap off, possible engine miss, and loss of power.