WHITE SMOKE FROM ENGINE ONLY ON PETROL

Tiny
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  • 2001 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 162,000 MILES
Hi my car is giving white smoke continuously not only on startup. This only happens if car is running on petrol on cng (compress natural gas) the car is fine and no smoke I even changed the engine oil to Havoline 20w50 but still the problem is not solved
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 3:36 AM

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Tiny
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Have the coolant system pressure checked for a head gasket leak.
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 5:37 AM
Tiny
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Gasket is fine I have done the tests and there is no leak any other idea
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 6:01 AM
Tiny
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The only other thing that I cold think of is that the pcv system may not be working right and causing this. White smoke is usually an indication of water or coolant leakage. So check yoru pcv valve to see if it's working properly. Other than that I can't think of anything
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 6:32 AM
Tiny
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Could this be the piston ring problem? They are damaged or weak?
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 6:35 AM
Tiny
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If it were a piston ring problem the it would do it all the time. YOu can test compression though and if there is a 20% variance between any cylinder than it may be of concern but I kind of doubt it. The thing is when you switch between petrol (gas) and CNG you are going from a liquid to a gas so it may be something in the fuel as well causing it.
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
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Exactly thats what I am thinking but I still want to confirm it from you as you are an expert if the piston rings were some how weak it should produce this white smoke on both cng and petrol right?
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Yes and per your statements it's not. So check compression other than that without seeing this myself I have no further comments or suggestions.
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 AT 9:29 AM

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