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Polo gti 2013 smoke when pulling away slow

My polo GTI started giving a puff of smoke white/grey maybe when I pull out slowly or roll down hill, but if I drive the car hard it doesn't smoke. It also uses around 500ml oil in month or two. I ...
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Can y’all help me out. I have no idea what I’m doing

So I drive a Ford F-150 and this morning when I was on my way to work my truck was acting like it was losing power and it has been for a while but not to bad but this morning it was doing it bad. Well ...
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XC90 D5 Black smoke

I have a 163hp XC90 D5. I've noticed lots of black smoke under hard acceleration very similar to an issue 'Caius Jard' had; "there's a periodic hesitation in the power delivery - again going up that ...
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2003 mercury ls premium wagon with white smoke coming from hood and rough idle in drive (sputters)…why?

Looking to buy a used 2003 mercury sable ls premium wagon. It only has 97k miles on it but it idles rough in drive while stopped and has white smoke coming from the hood. What could be the issue?
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Ford Fusion (uk) 1.4 TDCi power loss (revs top out early, loses speed on hills).. MAF? EGR? Turbo?

Latest update (5th March): Okay, so a friend and his mechanic friend with full diagnostic on his computer was able to take a look at the info from diagnostics, and also took a physical inspection on ...
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Smoke coming out from the radiator

I have a 2008 Toyota Auris. Yesterday I was stuck in traffic, and I noticed that the temperature was getting high as time was passing by. At one point I had to stop because the temperature was at its ...
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2001 Volvo V40 2.0T producing excess smoke with other issues

Firstly, I pulled these error codes from the ECU: 0139,0131,0172,0107 My V40 2.0T with aftermarket LPG conversion is putting out a significant amount of smoke at quite specific moments. Before this ...
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Smokes blue sometimes

Car starts immediately smoking blue out of exhaust approximately one time in a month. Smokes hard. I see it from mirror. Only way to stop it is to shut down engine and start again 1-2 minutes after....
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overfilled oil, can I drive 1.7 miles to get it drained? [duplicate]

Ok, I have a 2010 Honda Accord 4 door v6 and would typically get the oil changed on schedule with a local Jiffy Lube. Well I got a "15% oil life" light on my dashboard and didn't have enough money for ...
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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

I bought this car a couple of months ago and last month had a major issue, the car just stopped driving! I called the AA who told me it was the timing belt. I got towed back home and took it to my ...
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Nissan Qashqai 2009 2.0 Accenta

I had a new clutch installed in the car last week. 14kms later when I was entering the complex I noticed smoke coming from the engine. When I drove through the gate the clutch pedal went to the floor ...
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2004 Monte Carlo SS supercharged white smoke coming from engine

2004 Monte Carlo SS supercharged with 145k miles: I just replaced the upper intake manifold and supercharger gaskets...plus the oil pan and transmission oil pan and dipstick gaskets. I'm still ...
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BMW 328i 2012 black smoke from exhaust

I got my BMW recently where the previous owner did not drive the car for a while not less than 2 month but noticed when accelerating black smoke was coming out of the exhaust should this make me worry
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Four cycle engine with oil in gas. What should I do besides new spark plug?

Honda GC160 5.0 emits thick blue smoke. I used it several days when it came to a stop. Filled the tank with fresh (no mix) gas & it would not start. Bought & changed the old spark plug. After ...
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Too much oil; now white smoke [duplicate]

Ford Focus Sport SVT Manual 5 speed transmission. I think I put too much oil in my vehicle. When I started to drive it there was no issue. After about 10 minutes. I started to see a cloud of white ...
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White smoke (lots) from 95 4Runner tailpipe

I have a SEVERE oil leak on my 95 4Runner (v6 3VZE). I put a quart in every day or two. Yesterday I felt she needed extra love so I put in two quarts. Now she's billowing huge plumes of white gray ...
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Honda Accord 2008 Overheating at cold start

I've been having quite a problem with my car. At cold start the temperature goes straight to hot, A/C stops working, car smokes black and this happens at any giving time. I changed the temperature ...
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Smoke from passenger back wheel

Ford fiesta finesse 2003. I just got my car out garage yesterday having a cylinder fixed and couple leaked, one being brake fluid which went on my brakes. Anyway everything got fixed and today I ...
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Gray smoke went black and then impossible to start the engine

I just had a breakdown of my car, I was driving on the highway at 120km / h for about 15 or 20 minutes when I saw gray smoke emerging behind from the rear, I stopped right away, when I came out of ...
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White smoke coming out of vents

Yesterday I was driving my 97 Accord down the highway with the air conditioning turned on. It started raining heavily for a little over 5 minutes, and then the rain stopped. Suddenly, what appeared ...
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Antifreeze Boiling/Bubbles

Ok so the problem I'm having that started a few days ago is after driving for about 10 minutes or so my 2010 Dodge Avenger starts to smoke and the temperature needle raises to overheat. BUT when I ...
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Still having blue smoke

I have no idea in car engines. My car is having a blue smoke in the exhaust. The car mechanic suggest to change the piston rings and valve seals. After he replaced it I still get this blue smoke when ...
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diesel spill (from broken injector return line), smokes when engine is hot, risk?

I had a broken return line on the diesel injectors in my Alfa 159. I estimate from the fuel-gauge I lost about 15 liter of diesel in total during the 20 km or so I drove with the car after the leak ...
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High Idle in Tata Manza, occasionaly

I have noticed that the diesel car idles high (1400-1600 RMP) in Idle. This is occasional and some times the engine check light comes on and goes off. scanned the system, but was not able to find ...
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Toyota Sienna 1999 - Valve Stem seals

I've got a 1999 Toyota Sienna handed down to me from my family. For the past year, on startup a heavy plume of blue smoke would come out. Researching online, I've read it's related to valve stem ...
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fuel injectors in a 2003 Cadillac Deville

What determines when your fuel injectors need cleaning? My car is emitting white smoke when pressing on the gas petal after stopping at a traffic light.
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Light White water vapour like smoke from exhaust continues throughout the journey

I have a Make:Vauxhall/Opel Model:Corsa EngineSize: 1.4 Registered in year: 2012 FuelType = Petrol A day before I noticed a light white smoke from the rear view mirrors and I was already an hour ...
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Lawn tractor blue white smoke

I was mowing for the first time this season and after an hour, I noticed a small amount of smoke, liquid spray from near the carburetor area. I noticed a hose had popped out so I reconnected it. This ...
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Smoke coming from my exhaust

I have a 2015 Dodge Dart, white smoke is coming from my exhaust when I’m diving, but there is no loss of coolant and it’s not overheating
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Petrol smell coming from vents and smoke from bonnet

I recently bought a Ford C-Max 05, and have found that when I am stopped in traffic a strong smell of petrol or oil comes through the air vents and there is white smoke coming from the bonnet. Does ...
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2005 Tahoe 5.3 rough idle black smoke random misfire code horrible gas mileage

It takes a good 4-5 secs to start some times while other it’s instant. My gas mileage is horrible... I have changed fuel injectors, spark plugs, coil packs. Have also been putting seafoam into it. ...
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Thick white smoke

White thick smoke coming from exhaust on startup does die down after 30 sec or so then as soon as you rev or drive off its a constant white thick cloud. Don't lose any coolant .It's a 2000 Mitsubishi ...
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Plow Truck was working great but after 20 minutes it began to smoke, stalled and now will crank but will not start [duplicate]

My plow truck is a 4.3 1991 Blazer, it was working great but after 20 minutes or so it began to smoke, then stalled out and now it will crank but will not start. The oil, transmission (auto) fluid, ...
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Rapid oil consumption, smoke from tailpipe and engine

I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon. It has 175,000 miles. It sat for almost 5 years. I could see oil gunk around the engine. I cleaned the engine to get a better view of what was happening. There isn't a ...
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New car - a lot of smoke from exhaust

I got my new car today from the dealership, and while driving home I noticed there is quite a bit of smoke coming of the exhaust, to the point of blocking my rear window visibility. Only happens when ...
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White exhaust and smell when accelerating

I just noticed my 92 Grand Am is spitting out a lot of white exhaust and has a gas smell to it. I made it home but engine started sputtering and seemed like car was going into cardiac arrest. Haven't ...
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Audi A3 blowing white smoke and leaking coolant

I recently bought an Audi A3 2.0 TDI and after a couple of days I realised that it has a coolant leak. I can see where the coolant is leaking too. It looks like its coming from the coolant bottle ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant 2003

I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant es, I started my car and while driving the car shut off and started to smoke grey out of the engine bay on the drivers side, 1/4th of the engine. The car will not turn ...
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2007 93 saab has white smoke coming from under the hood

I was driving to work and noticed white smoke coming from under the hood. I noticed my low coolant light came on and I drove to my destination, then shut off the car. I have not done anything as of ...
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VW Passat white smoke coming from exhaust

My VW Passat started giving out white smoke from the exhaust while in motion. One of the hoses of coolant system had swollen up on and was replaced. There is a smell of gas was coming from inside ...
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Rebuilt engine: cranks but lots of white/grayish fumes

So today I cranked the engine I was rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120 '72, RWD, rear mounted engine) and while it started, yes, but not without some struggling, I got a lot of white or light grayish fumes....
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Large amount of smoke is coming out from exhaust, what could it be?

We have a 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium. As driving out of the complex we noticed a large amount of white smoke coming from the back of the car along with a lot of noise coming from the front of the car. ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix white smoke

I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix with 108,000 miles on it it was running fine for 2 weeks and then it throwed a P0300 code and then it throwed a P0446 code. When it through the P0446 code it was ...
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Too much smoke in my 2 stroke

I have a 2004 Cagiva Raptor 125 and for the last week it's been letting out smoke a bit too hard: I have had the bike for a year and a half now. I did an engine rebuild as soon as I got it because ...
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White smoke from tail pipe and loss of power when accelerating

I have a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 V6 with 145,000 miles. For about the last 6 months or so when I start the vehicle after it's been sitting for a while, a very large plume of white smoke belches out from ...
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Civic smells of burnt plastic and smokes a little twice a day

I have a 99 Honda Civic, automatic transmission. About two weeks ago, for about 10 seconds it started to smell like burnt plastic and a little smoke started going from under the hood. It stopped and ...
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When I slow down at an intersection or lights, my engine light comes in

I have a 2005 PT Cruiser Turbo and with in the last week, when I slow down, and come to a stop, my engine light comes on. Also, when I start my car in the morning, there is a cloud of white exhaust ...
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2008 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec, wont rev higher then 4000 (redline 6.5), white smoke out the exhaust when petal is released

So about 500 miles ago I got a fresh oil change, new thermostat, new belt and new coolant. About 3 weeks ago I drove the car and it was fine, we parked it in the garage for as we where only needed to ...
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Effect of smoke ingestion on fuel injected car engine?

My father asks, can smoke in the air from wild fires cause a fuel injected engine to choke? (He seems to think this was once true for carbureted engines - was it?) My personal guess is that we can ...
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Smoke coming from behind engine with a stutter at idr

A couple weeks ago my Nissan Quest overheated blew the radiator cap off. Replace the lower and upper radiator hose, change the thermostat but now there's smoke coming from behind the engine and a ...