You possibley have a blown head gasket on the side that is blowing water and steam. 390 s are good solid blocks pull the head on that side and check carefuly to see if you can spot the bypassed gasket. If not a gasket a good idea to have the heads checked for cracks then the engine. Small steps.
could be a blown head gasket on that side, or a bad intake gasket.
The side you see white smoke from has a head gasket or cracked head problem.
If sparkplug has water or rust on it you have located the cyl of question. Is it the Intake manifold or head gasket. Water runing into intake valve would be noticeable when you pull the intake manifold. You might hear knock when motor is hot, that would indicate steam knock from blown head gasket. Piston in question would be steam clean from antifreeze hard blast on ignition................. ........ do a compression test, a week cylinder could indicate not only a blown head gasket but also tell you what cylinder.
engine burning oil( white or blueish exhaust smoke ), water in oil, oil in water, water in exhaust.
That would be steam or water vapor, which is water in air form.
For steam to come out the exhaust you probably have a bad head gasket or a cracked head. If the turbo had an oil seal fail it would cause blue smoke to come out the exhaust.
That's exactly what it is, water. The products of combustion are water and carbon dioxide. While the exhaust stays hot the water comes out as high temperature steam, usually you don't even notice it. When the exhaust pipe and/or outside temperature is cold enough the exhaust will cool and some of the water vapor will condense into steam and possibly even water that drips from a weep hole in the muffler. If you're seeing a little water drip from the muffler, everything is working as designed.
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.
White smoke (steam) out the exhaust would indicate a bad head gasket or a cracked head or both. If the steam lasts for a few minutes after your start the car and stops, it is probably just condensation. This is normal, especially in cold or wet weather.
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.
No. The water that evaporates to form steam leaves the salt behind in the oceans. Steam is pure water, always.
That would be, "Water vapor" or "Steam", but not the "steam" that you see coming from a pan of boiling water - that is not steam, but rather, tiny droplets of liquid water.
Steam is water and water is a compound - H2O. So I would say steam is a compound.
White "smoke" in the exhaust usually means there is moisture in the exhaust stream.If the "smoke" appears while you're driving away shortly after the car is first started on a cold morning it is likely the condensation boiling off the inside of the exhaust pipes (steam). This is normal and goes away as the exhaust warms up. The condensation is also normal; it usually happens after the car is shut off on a cold day and the water vapor in the exhaust gases is allowed to condense as the exhaust system cools down.If you have white smoke all the time, you may be leaking coolant into the cylinders which could mean a head gasket leak. Usually there is oil residue in the exhaust as well, which would be a tell tale sign of a blown head gasket. Then the white smoke would have a hazy blueish tinge to it. Also, certain chemical engine cleaners and fuel additives can create a white smoke. Have a mechanic check it out if necessary.
Water is produced when the fuel burns in the engine. The carbon in the fuel burns with oxygen to form carbon dioxide, while hydrogen in the fuel burns with more oxygen to form water. You only see it dripping out when the exhaust pipe is cold, because after it's warmed up the water comes out as steam and is invisible.
White smoke in the exhaust, more so on a cold start. That's steam. Water is getting into the combustion chamber. Most likely coolant. Put your hand in the white smoke to capture the odor. (don't burn yourself) What does your hand smell like? Coolant (anti-freeze & water) smells sweet. Likeliest cause = head gasket. Possible = cracked head - depending on how hot it got. Less likely = cracked intake manifold. you have a gasket problem and need to have it looked at immediately
It could be going into the crankshaft or it could be going into a cylinder. It would go out the exhaust and be turned into steam and water vapor. You would not see the water vapor. It will ruin the engine unless you get it fixed real soon.
You need to cool it down.
When water heats up to the point where it starts to boil, steam will descend from the water. So, water and high temperatures create steam. But, since other liquids also can create steam, I would say that if you boil a common liquid you will get steam.
Blue smoke is oil burning, White is steam(water), Black smoke is unburnt fuel.
I believe it would be steam.
White smoke denotes oil getting into the engine somehow. Bad piston rings, etc. Black smoke is a too righ fuel mixture. Do a compression test of the cylinders to check for bad rings or burned valves. ++ Different Answer ++ White smoke (usually steam) from the tail pipe is a symptom of moisture in the system. If the steam dissipates after a few minutes, it is just condensation in the exhaust and nothing to worry about (pretty normal - especially during cool or humid weather). If the steam is constant, then the problem may be a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head, especially if another symptom is overheating. *** Additional Clarification *** White exhaust is moisture as stated above ( either condensation is the exhaust system boiling off after sitting overnight - or condensation of the water vapor created during the combustion process, a little bit is ok during cold days but check the coolant level to be sure - or coolant leak into the intake/combustion process, this is indicated by drop in water level or increase in steam after coasting. Also check the oil cap for indications of milky substance, this indicates a lot of water getting past the piston rings and into the crankcase. Blue colored exhaust is a sign of burning oil Black colored exhaust is a sign of over-rich fuel mixture.
If it is a water cooled motor, then you are burning coolant, most likely through your head gasket. It could also be water contaminated gas.
I know the white smoke would be caused by coolant, which would be leaking into the combustion chamber.
So specifically steam will form when you boil water. While water vapor forms when the sun evaporates water. Steam you would most likely see, while water vapor is more of an invisible gas.
Pure steam is just gaseous water and is a clear gas. As such its chemical formula is: H2Og as opposed to water which would be: H2Ol
It would take 1 ton of water to create 1 ton of steam.
It is not really more. Steam is the gas form of water, and thus hotter than the liquid form. 1000C (at 1au at sea level) is the boiling point of water. 400C water will not burn you, but 990C will. Steam at 1010C will burn you, but steam at 5000C would burn worse. So your answer is steam is hotter, but how much more of a burn you get also has to do with the amount of steam or water you come in contact with, and the temperature the steam or water is.