Mechanics

WHAT CAUSES A ONE TIME SMOKE FROM EXHAUST?

1988 Chevrolet Beretta • 240,000 miles

I recently had radiator changed and there was a lot of residual coolant left over from where the old radiator went bad.I tried to wash area where coolant was put in to "clean"the area.I noticed some smoking from exhaust but it went away after driving up the road where I could see better under the lights.I wonder if I just got excess coolant/water in the areas of the fuel vapor canister where I poured water or could it got in the crankcase ventilation hose?Car never smokes and is not smoking now. What would make a car smoke just once like that?
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Barry724
April 19, 2012.



What's the color of the smoke? Blue is oil, white is water and black is too rich of a A/F mixture-

Rasmataz
Apr 19, 2012.
POSSIBLE CAUSE OF THE SMOKE---MIGHT BE OLD CRACKED UP VALVE STEM SEALS

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Apr 19, 2012.