Why would white smoke be coming from tailpipe of 02 Dodge Ram with new heads and head gaskets?
Bad fuel air mix. Throttle body out of ajustment or injector damaged during reinstall or computer getting wrong info. Or they did not machine the heads before they put them in.
What does it mean to have white smoke coming out the tailpipe black clumpy particles on oil level stick?
you may have a blown head gasket. if you keep driving on a car with A BLOWN HEAD GASKET it may permanently damage your engine (especially if you have aluminum heads-they'll worp). if the heads are shot, it's all over. you need to take it to a shop and have it looked at. if that is the problem and they can replace the gaskets without damage to the heads, it won't be cheap. it's a…
Steam from the tailpipe, and water in the oil means you have a faulty head gasket. Not a good thing. The steam is the antifreeze/water coolant leaking into the heads (bad gasket) getting heated by the engine and coming out as steam. The water in the oil is the same deal, but it;s collecting in the oil so it isn't coming out of the tailpipe. You need a new head gasket. I promise.
On a 1990 Thunderbird SC do the cylinder heads need to be resurfaced when changing the head gaskets?
From 1996 to late 1999 There was a problem with the intake gasket design on the Vortec engines. They have sents redesigned the gasket and now it does not leak as often. Intake Gaskets leaking is a common problem. Now the only time you have a problem with the heads is when the engine is over heated, and I mean HOT. Then the heads warp and the head gaskets leak or blow. Chevy just don't…
Thick white smoke is an indication of coolant entering the combustion chamber. More than likely you have a blown head gasket, especially if the engine has overheated recently. Stop driving this car as severe engine damage will occur due to coolant in the oil. The heads must be removed and new head gaskets installed. A major repair.
Depends if the heads are cracked or not. Typically $50+ for the gaskets (intake & head)... $200 if you ned the heads reconditioned... $60 if you need the heads resurfaced only... More if you need a replacement for a cracked head... Plus labor to R&R the intake & heads, readjust valves, add coolant, set timing, etc.