Here recently I have been noticing, when I crank my 01 Nissan Maxima, there is a cloud of white smoke and it flows the whole time the car is on, running or stopped. The smoke is grey to black when revving engine. There is also a spray paint smell and a kind of sweet smell, thats the only way I know to describe it. I have heard this could be bad fuel or could be a blown head gasket. I had a Mitsubishi Eclipse that did the same thing and it was a blown head gasket. Both of these cars were used, so Im starting to think I got screwed. I knew about the Eclipse. I resold it as needing new motor. I dont know what Im going to do about the Maxi, if this is the problem, because of the year, I wouldnt ecpect the car to have this type of problem already. If so, sounds like someone was rough on it. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Monday, January 16th, 2006 AT 12:32 PM