Mechanics

WHITE SMOKE

1997 Isuzu Trooper

Engine problem
1997 Isuzu Trooper 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 162000 miles

there is white smoke coming out of my pipe and when I shift into gear the vehicle putters or hops a little. What can be happenning?
and what should I do? Can I still drive it for a while?
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Gilrodjune5th
December 12, 2007.



Might mean blown headgasket or crack head/block. Get the tests done below

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.

Rasmataz
Dec 12, 2007.