1991 Acura Legend White Sweet Smoke, No Over Heating.

Tiny
ACURALEGEND91
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  • 1991 ACURA LEGEND
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,204 MILES
Hi, I've beeing driving a 91 Acura legend for about a month now, my god father owned it before me and He took pretty good care of it, changed what needed to be changed and all that at the miles the manual said, however, he had a over heating problem when he sold me the car, he was told to remove the thermostat so he did he drove on it for a year without a thermostat and it didnt over heat once, just had to refill the coolant every day, when I bought the car off of him, I installed a new thermostat, and it still over heated but I noticed the hose connected to my thermostat was leaking a little so I bought a screw clamp instead of the original worn out clamp, and that fixed my over heating problem, but now I have white smoke that occasionally comes out, when I go. And it smiles semi sweet and I just cant figure out whats wrong with it, I don't think its a blown head gasket because it comes no where near close to over heating anymore. I don't smell coolant in the car unless I have the sun roof open and The smoke floats in through the roof, Its not a whole bunch of smoke, but it smokes a decent amount and it defiantly doesn't smell like your typical exhaust any ideas on what it could be? Oh and also my coolant resivour I have noticed files up over the max limit after I drive for a while. It files up almost near the cap, but I don't over heat every morning I take my radiator cap off, and level out my coolant, I've been thinking if I do a radiator flush it hopefully might fix my problem that or If I run Blue Devil head gasket sealant through my radiator system, but I dunno I would appreciate your guy's input on this.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 3:09 AM

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Tiny
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Don't use the the devil thing just do a radiator flush and see what happens if it continues get it block and pressure tested-
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 3:19 AM
Tiny
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I also forgot to mention I have oil problems, My oil is never milky looking, thats why I don't suspect a blown head gasket. (No creamy/milky oil tint, or over heating) I just have to continuously put oil in the car, like putting gas in the car, I even put a 15w oil in the car, it says put a 10w I beleive But I was told the reason I should put 15w in it is because the engine is a aged engine, no smoke other then the slight faint smelling white/grayish smoke coming out the exaust only when I give it gas. I don't think its burning the oil and I have seen no signs of leaking oil. I dont see where the oil is going. And I don't know where I should go about fixing this problem.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 3:30 AM
Tiny
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I just have to continuously put oil in the car, If you're not leaking externally its being burned in the combustion chamber thru valves and rings -check the PCV valve
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 3:38 AM

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