Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 223, 00 miles
I have a 1993 corolla with 223,000 miles on it. All original engine and transmission. I was wondering when my engine or tranny would die? I noticed that whenever I start it up from a cold start a white puff of smoke comes out of teh muffler. I think I may be burning oil or leaking oil from teh inside of teh engine. My engine also feels sluggish, I did a tune up and timing belt change at 200,000 miles. Is this condition dangerous or could it worsten? I.E. Engine blow up or breathing in bad fumes while driving, I am concerned since my wife is pregnant. I do not want to spend soo much on engine work butn let the corolla "die" Someone else told me to check my oil level and coolant level every now and then because white smoke means that moisture is leaking into the engine from the radiator causing irreversible harm to the pistons and head, valves, gaskets etc. I also had radiator and hoses replaced about a year ago at Sears so it may have not been a qualityy job either.
have the same problem?
Thursday, May 14th, 2009 AT 11:56 AM