White smoke and gas from tailpipe

Tiny
BRIAN2424
  • 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC

92 camry LE v6. Heavy white smoke and clear liquid coming from tailpipe. Strong smell of gas(not oil or coolant sweet smell). Liquid seems to be raw gas or a gas water mixture. Oil and coolant levels are stable and no water present on oil dipstick. Engine runs fine but idles a little rough. No overheating. No other issues occurred before smoke began coming out. Is this a blown head gasket or a fuel system issue(pressure regulator, fuel injectors, electronic issue)?

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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 7:43 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

This sounds like a blown head gasket. It only takes a cup full of coolant to make the white smoke and the system has an excess of it as well. Not all head gaskets go into the oil, some drop intake the combustion chamber only while it runs. Run this test to confirm the gasket failure.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
ADAMMUTTER
  • 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Performance problem
1992 Toyota Camry 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 189000 miles

my camry is hard to start after sitting overnight and white smoke comimg from air intake while tring to start smells like gas

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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You need to check for spark quality in themorning as well as fuel pressure. If it has an injector bleeding sown thefuel pressure it will make it difficult to start. Check out these videos as a place to start

http://www.2carpros.com/dia/test_fuel_pressure.htm

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_an_ignition_system.htm

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
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ANFURNEE
  • 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Performance problem
1992 Toyota Camry 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 154539 miles

On 5-27-08 I had my air conditioner fixed on my car. A hose and tank was replaced. On 5-30-08 as I was driving I noticed a large cloud of white smoke coming out the car, so large I though my car was on fire. Then the car shut down and couldn't be started. To this day it won't start.
Do you think the mechanic did something wrong when he fixed the air conditioner to make the car brake down like that?
What could be wrong with the car?

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi anfurnee,

From what you described, it is difficult for us to assist you.

You need to get someone to look at it.

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 150,000 MILES

I have a 92 Camry with a 3.0 it has alot of white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe and can smell raw gas

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
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Are you using any coolant? Is there a misfire at idle or under load?

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
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CAMRYMAN23
  • 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,000 MILES

My 1992 toyota camry is emitting a pure white smoke that reeks of raw fuel. The engine is dumping way to much fuel what could be the problem?

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
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There is a long list of things that could do that. You need to use a scan tool to analyze the sensor data to look for something that is out of place

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