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Discussion in 'Tech & Repair' started by black93scort, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. black93scort

    black93scort Guest

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    Okay I have 2nd gen and when im work at night ill go outside and listen to music and I notice that my car blows an awful lot of white smoke. I know some cars do but it just seems like a lot to me. It is cold though maybe 50s or something. I still think I may have cracked my head or bent a valve so could this be a sign of that or maybe something else?
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    You might have a bad head gasket.Check to see if coolant is leaking from the head.
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    It only does it when its cold though. and shouldnt there be other problems with bad head gasket, like bad idle and such.
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    When is the last time you did an oil change?I remember having white smoke when I put too much oil in and my head gasket going.
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    is it blowing white smoke (steam) after it's fully warmed up and has been driven for a while (15-20 minutes) at highway speed?

    It's probably just all the moisture inside the exhaust tract that condenses when you shut the car off. it gets hot and turns to steam and comes out the tailpipe the next time you run the car.


    --sarge
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    Keep a close eye on your coolant level. I check all my fluid levels once a week. If the coolant level in the overflow reservoir is stable, obviously you have nothing to worry about. You can have a head gasket problem without noticing any engine performance problems (for a while), but at certain times of the year (spring and fall) you will notice more white exhaust due to the condensation issue that Sarge references.
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    If it's antifreeze you should be able to smell it when you start it up. Just start it up and walk around the car and check for a "sweet" smell.
  8. TitoElSpicco

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    Yes, it's perfectly normal. :)

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