Mechanics

WHITE SMOKE AND OVERHEATING

1995 Pontiac Firebird

Engine Cooling problem
1995 Pontiac Firebird V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 94,827 miles

My 1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is burning coolant in the engine and it is coming out the exhaust. Big clouds of white smoke and when enough coolant has been burned it overheats. First thing that comes to mind is blown head gasket or a cracked head. Right? Well my question is could it also be a intake manifold gasket?
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Mattamaya91
July 11, 2008.



Yes you could have a bad intake manifold gasket. It would still be a good idea to check your head gaskets. If you are burning oil too then most likely you have a failed head gasket. I have heard that dexcool is very hard on these materials.

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Airsoftsoldrecn9
Jul 11, 2008.