ALMOST RAN OUT OF GAS TODAY

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 155,555 miles

Almost ran out of gas today. Made it to the station. Put $20 of regular unleaded in (as usual). Drove away, check engine light went on and white smoke started coming out of tailpipe with a very strong smell. Indicated we used all of the gas in about 20 miles. Engine making a strange sound clanging - oil is okay and so is trans fluid. Oil does need changing though and was down 1/2 quart. Never had this happen. Any suggestions?

Monday, November 19th, 2012 AT 2:54 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,555 posts

White smoke is coolant burning from overheating. Have it checked to confirm

Roy

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Monday, November 19th, 2012 AT 2:58 AM

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