White Smoke

Tiny
STROHMSUSAN
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I had my 1991 dodge Ram 50 with 100,000 miles serviced. New brakes, exhaust mufflerreplaced, tail pipe replaced, fuel filter replaced, spark plugs replaced. After paying $700.00 I drove off thinking everything was cool but 4 miles down the road the truck started running bad and huge clouds of white smoke were coming from underneath the truck and from the back and 1/4 of a tank of gas was burned in that short time, I drove it back to the shop and they said it was probably a fuel injector problem. There were no problems like this before they did the work on it. Any clues? I am on a limited budget and not sure if I want to sink any more money into the truck and could someone at the shop done something wrong to cause this new problem?
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 AT 3:41 PM

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Tiny
MIKEYBDMAN
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Did your service Engine soon light come on? If so, this will set a code in the computer as to what system is malfunctioning. If not, then it may be a fuel injector staying open. On the more serious side, it may be a blown head gasket or cracked head.
I would suggest checking the compression on each cylinder and seeing if you have a major problem. If that checks good, then you will need to try and figure out if you have a bad injector, or other problem.
Codes are nice, and make trouble shooting a breeze.
Good Luck.
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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As far as the white smoke its a blown head gasket for sure. They didnt torque the head down. A good way to know for sure is to drain the oil and inspect it. Check for antifreeze and the smell of gas.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 AT 10:43 AM

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