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MAZDA PROTEGE GAS PROBLEM

2003 Mazda Protege • 91,000 miles

After filling up car stalled, engine light come on, car started running rough blowing white smoke out exhaust


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13mike13
February 17, 2013.



What is the code?

White smoke is burning coolant from a head gasket from overheating. Get a leak down test done to make sure the head gasket is ok

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Feb 17, 2013.
Didn't get a code. The car never overheated

Tiny
13mike13
Feb 17, 2013.
This happened 1 year ago. I disconnected the battery, added water remover to tank, car cleared up. Not working this time.

Tiny
13mike13
Feb 17, 2013.
Does not explain the coolant in the cylinders. This will not code for cooling system.

Are you sure it is white?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Feb 17, 2013.
I have to pump gas pedal to start. Could it be a fuel pump fuse or the fule pump relay?

Tiny
13mike13
Feb 17, 2013.
No, a bad fuse or relay would result in no start at all

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Feb 17, 2013.
I just started the car again today without using the gas pedal. Lots of bueish white smoke from the exhaust. Is that the head gasket? If so, do you know about the price it is to fix?

Tiny
13mike13
Feb 17, 2013.
Blue is oil, white is coolant and black is unburnt fuel.

We need to get the colors right here to make sure we are talking about the same thing

roy

ASEMaster6371
Feb 17, 2013.
I have to say it is whiter than bluish. Lets go with white.

Tiny
13mike13
Feb 17, 2013.
Rough bid if you have a head gasket would be between 1200 to 1500

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Feb 17, 2013.