1991 Dodge Caravan white smoke

Tiny
FREQ333@LYCOS.COM
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  • 1991 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
After engine gets warm (after freeway driving), then I park.
When the car is started again, after parking for a few minutes, volumes of white smoke (smell) comes from the exhaust. Smoke always disappears after car gets into motion again. Hardly any smoke while idleing.
Uses no oil or water, never overheats. No performance problems, lots of power.

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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 1:05 AM

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Tiny
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Not sure if you mean that it smells like white smoke or actual white smoke is coming out the exhaust.

But, white smoke is an indication of coolant being burnt in the combustion chamber. The fact that it does this after sitting would indicate a possible cracked head/broken head bolt or head gasket.

Have a compression test performed on the engine
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 6:41 AM

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