I have a 2001 camry with 72000 miles on it and it has been blowing white smoke on startup for a while. Not just a little smoke, this is a huge amount of smoke. I have to add oil about a qt a week. The engine seemed to be running fine until recently when it started having trouble when it would shift gears. The rpms would go high and it wouldn't shift until I took my foot off the gas and back on again. I took it to Toyota and they said the whole exhaust needs to be replaced from the manifold down because it was all clogged and it needs the valve cover gaskets replaced for a cost of $3400.
My question is, could the smoking and the leaking gaskets be the cause of the exhaust problem and if I fix all this how do I know if there isn't any other problem with the engine?
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 AT 6:23 PM