Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 Spark 58093 mil. 1995. Dear sirs. My car, when stationary (the engine is still on) releases quite a lot of smoke, this has gradually got worse. The pipe is quite dark in the inside. Could you tell me what you think it could be?
Yes I can help but what kind of rainbow color is coming out from the tailpipe-Is it black/white/blue
Sounds like you are burning more fuel than air-running to rich
November, 28, 2007 AT 4:08 AM
Thanks for replay! The smoke is white but is dense. People are starting to give me looks when they drive past!
November, 28, 2007 AT 5:56 PM
Pull over to a shop and have the following tests done-its an indication of a possible blown headgasket.
Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.
Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.
If the block and pressure test passes check the following: Thermostat, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.
April, 4, 2008 AT 12:48 PM
Yes I can Help. If the block & the pressure tests ok then no problem.