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What causes white smoke in the exhaust?

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by CiViC_eK24, Apr 27, 2010.



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  1. CiViC_eK24

    CiViC_eK24 New Member

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    So all of a sudden white smoke started comin out
    of my exhaust anyone kno of a reason?? Car runs fine just smoke started coming out then stops
    then starts randomly

    anyone got and type of answer ??
     
  2. dani92

    dani92 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    ur probably burning coolant
     
  3. CiViC_eK24

    CiViC_eK24 New Member

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    Really??
     
  4. forcdincivic

    forcdincivic Needs More Snail Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Headgasket.
     
  5. Mugenn_civic

    Mugenn_civic New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    yep, head gasket blown, leaking coolant into your exhaust, burning it = white smoke
     
  6. CiViC_eK24

    CiViC_eK24 New Member

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    Radiator still full wit coolant tho and head gasket
    was just replaced blows out white smoke for afew
    seconds then stops the rest of the day has happened twic so far
     
  7. fwdpower

    fwdpower No traction though. Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Oh...then it's just condensation.

    It depends on how much white smoke it is.
     
  8. forcdincivic

    forcdincivic Needs More Snail Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    +1


    You said it blows it out, stops, blows it out...you never said anything about a little bit right on start up..thats normal.
     
  9. Kensai

    Kensai ♪♫♪♫♪~ Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Take off the radiator cap and see if there's oil mixed in with the coolant, dead give away for a blown HG.
     
  10. Finnish~Racer

    Finnish~Racer The ONLY Finnish-Canadian Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    you both need to do some more reading before posting. condensation WILL NOT get into the cylinders of the engine....ever! unless it leaks in from somewhere.

    a cracked cylinder wall, a failed HG, or another seal would allow coolant in.

    since its small i'd imagine you either got a. the wrong HG or b. you bought a one in a million faulty HG.

    replace it and find the leak.
     
  11. Bigoj2

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    Darn its funny how you guys are talking about this, I JUST replaced my HG like 2 days ago and just put the coolant and oil change in last night and it's still smoking on mine mainly after I get done like on the highway or speeding a lil bit but not really getting on it at all, like not even letting the vtec kick in if that tells you anything
     
  12. Mugenn_civic

    Mugenn_civic New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    welll, YOU may have to change ur rad then lol... look into ur rad filler hole, do u see oil/gas? if so, run down to ur local wrecking yard or parts store and grab yourself a new rad=)
     
  13. vjf915

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    Or maybe the head gasket wasnt installed properly. Did you replace the head gasket, or did a shop do it? If the shop did it, do they guarantee their work? If you did it, did you torque down the head bolts from the inside-out? Or, if Im not mistaken, your rings could be bad too, causing you to burn oil. Check your oil level on your dipstick......remember to take it out, wipe it, put it back in, then check it.
     
  14. Mugenn_civic

    Mugenn_civic New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    nope. if he was burning oil it would be blue smoke.
     
  15. VSP

    VSP Just hand me the wrench. Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Really? That's kinda cool to know.
     


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