• Tiny
  • genjianb
  • Acura RL

I have 1996 Acura RL with 180,000 miles on it. It has a 3.5L V6 and is an automatic. For a while white smoke has been coming out of the tail pipe while the car sitting at a stop light or a drive through for a few minutes. But lately it has gotten worse. However, the smoke goes away after I accelerate. It now happens every time the car is idling. Sometimes the smoke has bluish tinge to it, and there is a very thin layer of soot of the back bumper that I can wash off. The coolant level is at full in the reservior. But the engine does consume oil because I always have to put a quart in after about a 1000 miles and I do not know if that fills it all the way up. I also use smoke be gone, and that at first helped, but now it is not. The oil is not milky. It actually looks the same the day I got the oil changed. I use the car to drive to college everyday. Readding from some of the other post I think I have a head gasket problem. Please help!

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 AT 10:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Its a sign of coolant burning in the combustion chamber could be the gasket/head/block-Have it pressure tested to identify where the actual leak is.

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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 5:29 AM

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