Mechanics

F150 WHITE SMOKE/LOW OIL LEVEL

2001 Ford F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 101000 miles

Recently I have noticed when I start my truck a cloud of white smoke will come out for a few seconds then disappear. I also had to add 3 quarts of oil after about 2,000 miles. Then the other day while accelerating I lost power and the car back fired causing a cloud smoke. Any Ideas?
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Mjkrsk
July 31, 2008.




I have a 2000 F150 and have to add oil. The valve sring seals are bad, but it cheaper to add a little oil than the cost for the repair (seals are dirt cheap, but labor wasn't). Now, white smoke is usually water or coolant, and blue is usually oil. Check your antifreeze level also. You may have more than 1 problem.

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Bellevue5150
Aug 10, 2008.


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