1991 Acura Legend White smoke

Tiny
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  • 1991 ACURA LEGEND
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230,000 MILES
Hey guys, I have a bit of a problem here. About 2 weeks ago I got in a small fender bender in which a woman backed into the front of my vehicle. Now, it wasn't a very powerful impact, and the only visual damage caused was on the bumper and the left front fender above the wheel well. Now, two weeks later, I was confident enough to strap up my bumper and take to the road to make sure it was running fine. However, while on the road I stated to smeel a distinct (burning) smell and when I got back to the ouse and left it idling, realized the amount of white smoke coming from the tailpipe. The smoke was constant as well. Also, the further I push down on the gas, the more smoke comes out. Now, I had left it in the garage sitting for two weeks, in which were pretty cold and damp. I thought such moisture build-up could have caused the problem, but now i'm thinking more and more that this is an unlikely cause. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 11:33 AM

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Tiny
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Your burning coolant in the combustion chamber could be due to blown headgasket, cracked head or block-Get it block and pressure tested to find out where its leaking at.
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Well, I know that is the reason for such an occurence. What boggles my mind is that how this accident could jhave caused it, I mean, my front end is not damages nor is pushed in, the rad isn't even cracked, so, I am puzzled as to how I could have cracked or damaged my block in any way. I know it wont be the head gasket, because it never had this problem up until the accident. It has to be a cracked block other wise. But, no idea how that would have a happened :S
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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Get it block and pressure tested-This is the only way to find out why its burning coolant in the combustion chamber causing the white smoke to exit out of the exhaust
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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Is there any way of performing this test on my own? And if so. Where would I start?
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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Get a block chek-its a liquid tester that changes color if there's combustion gas in the cooling system it will show there's leakage that could be coming from a blown headgasket, cracked head and block-

Or the cooling system pressure tester
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 2:43 PM

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