WHITE SMOKE

  • Tiny
  • zelldog93
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 100,600 miles

I was wondering if anyone knows why my car pours our white smoke this happened after the block was filled with water I drained the oil and made sure it was clean

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Sunday, July 31st, 2011 AT 11:25 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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White smoke from the tail pipe is a sign of burning coolant due to a leaking head gasket.

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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 12:09 AM
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Im not loosing coolant tho and my tailpipe is coated in a black oil

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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 1:41 AM
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  • caradiodoc
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Where's the smoke coming from? If it's in the tail pipe, oil smoke is blue, excessive fuel is black, and antifreeze is white. If there is a lot of raw fuel that washed down into the oil and diluted it, that can burn off easily and make what appears to be white smoke but it's really oil. There has to be a lot of fuel to wash past the piston rings. Normally there is a running problem associated with that.

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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 2:54 AM

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