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White smoke & engine sputtering sporadically

I have a toyota kluger gx my15 AT. Recently, whenever I start the car in the morning, a thick cloud of white smoke will be expelled from the exhaust. The smoke itself smells like burnt oil. I'm not ...
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2006 Saab 9-3 has white smoke coming from back of engine

I have a 2006 Saab 9-3, V6 that has white smoke with a burning rubber smell, after car runs at 30-40 mph for a few miles. There are no leaks from under the car or visible signs of leakage from the ...
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White smoke diesel engine

I am stuck on the side of the road on an interstate trip and need help ASAP! I am driving a school bus (converted). 2004 Thomas Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz engine and Cummins transmission. After about ...
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How does the crankcase ventilation system work on a 2002 Proton Perdana?

I have a 2002 turbo charged Proton Perdana. If left to idle in drive for an extended period of time it will blow large quantities of blue smoke out the exhaust pipe. If you drop it into neutral when ...
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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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Nissan Qashqai 2009 2.0 Accenta smoke and flame

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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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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Oil coming from the motor of a lawn mower

In winter, I helped my grandparents remove the oil from the lawnmower. Last month, we put in a new filter. Oil has gotten into it from turning the mower to the wrong side a few times apparently. New ...
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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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Smoke from engine, cranks but wont start

I came off the motorway to a slip road, slowing down to 20mph and about to turn when I saw smoke coming from my engine bay. Then all the lights on my dashboard (not just warning but all of them) ...
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Lots of smoke after brand new head and head gasket install?

Just installed brand new head and head gasket in my 2001 Honda Civic SOHC. The block was machined and new head bolts were used. I started it up ran for a short couple minutes and shut it off due to ...
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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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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 tailpipe when pulling away from idle

The vehicle is a 2003 montero sport with the 6g72 3.0l petrol engine. I have a strange issue where there is white/ greyish smoke from the tailpipe after I pull away hard from an idle about 5 minutes. ...
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I drove my 2003 Mazda 6 with the handbrake on for about 2.5 km [duplicate]

I noticed smoke from the rear tyres with a burning smell. I also put the car in drive with the handbrake engaged to test if they were still working and it moved forward, although, this was on a slight ...
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What happened to my car?

I have a 2010 Corsa. It has been fine for over 250,000 miles (400,000 km) and just passed MOT last month. Driving home last night, it died on me. It was pulled out of a junction, got into 3rd when the ...
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Clutch, smoke, hill

Yesterday we went on a steep hill and suddenly we stopped because the cars in front of us weren't moving..so my mom kept on holding the clutch of the car, then the car started to smoke, maybe it took ...
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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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Are all these engine problems related?

I have recently had a number of issues with my car's engine, which I suspect could be related but wanted to get some thoughts here on whether they are, and what the root cause could be, before I start ...
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Car cranks no start smoke from exhaust and smoke from throttle body

I have a Kia sorento 2003, so 3 months ago the car was running fine. My dad did a valve cover gasket replacement on it since it was leaking oil. He replaced the valve cover gasket and left the intake ...
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Stihl fs 55 string trimmer not idling and blowing out white smoke

I just bought a string trimmer off of Facebook marketplace for 100. The guy that I bought it off of said that he put too much oil in it and that’s why it was blowing out smoke. I got it back home and ...
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Given that one of the reasons diesel engine produce black smoke is overfueling, why do diesel dragster produce so much soot?

I've read on the internet, in a couple of maintenance books and asked a few buddy mechanics and they all seem to point to the fact that a healthy diesel engine should not produce black smoke and that ...
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White smoke from exhaust and loss of power

I have a Vauxhall Zafira and I am losing power, and have white smoke coming out of the back of it. I have had a new reconditioned engine put in literally 2 days ago to fix this issue as they thought ...
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Hood smoking, coolant leaking. 92 Subaru legacy

My car recently would heat up extremely quickly and begin smoking, the reservoir for coolant was low so I refilled(was accidentally overfilled). That did not help so I refilled the radiator itself ...
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Does substantially increased compression test numbers after adding oil to the cylinder necessarily imply that piston rings and/or cylinder bore is bad

SOLUTION: The tubes on the top of the motor for the PCV system were backwards. See https://invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=07ssRI8k81E for correct configuration. Oil would pool in the air intake until you ...
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Smoke coming from hood. Car turned off . wrong coolant was added..Why wont car turn on or what could be the issue

2011 Toyota Camry got an oil change and friend added coolant (dont think it was the right one). For a couple days when i would drive car would make loud noise. Drove it for couple days when one day ...
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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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What causes a puff of white smoke every time starting a cold lawnmower?

I have a new lawnmower that seems to make a puff of white smoke every time I start a cold engine. It doesn't make any smoke when starting a warm engine or during operation of a warm engine, and has no ...
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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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Won’t start unless I step on gas

So I have a Mini Cooper 2012 Base Model. My car will only start if I step on the gas. There is black smoke and some gas coming out form the exhaust. I ran a code scanner and all it shows is the ...
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Car ran low on oil, and now won’t start

I have a 1998 Chevy Cavalier. I ran my car pretty low on oil I think, I hadn’t checked the dip stick in about 2 months, 2 months ago it was full. There would be smoke coming out the hood when I would ...
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Car gives off white smoke on inclines, struggles to accelerate for a moment

I am driving a Hyundai Accent (08-11, I think it's 11). This car has had some Cylinder 1 misfires in the past (Reported by a FIXD device to read the codes). We had an oil leak that got fixed, and that ...
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2012 Mini Cooper Diesel

I took my car in for an oil and filter change. Following this my car has now started to spew white smoke from the exhaust that smells like what I can only describe as burning rubber. I took it back to ...
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White smoke and burning smell from engine area, can you spot the oil leak?

I own an Audi A4 2008. When I drive the car for more than 15 minutes I get white smoke coming from under the hood and a burning smell getting into my air conditioning system. When I open the hood, I ...
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Smoking XC90 after PCV box replacement

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L T6 AWD and for the most part, it’s been great. Over the past year or so I’ve had an issue with it randomly stalling at slow speeds which was progressively getting more ...
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Suddenly burning oil after heavy strain on engine, should I look for damage?

This is a 1986 Dodge van with a Chrysler 318 5.2L. Recently I was reversing through a narrow gate on snowy ground. I had to get out to check the my angle, and when I got back in I proceeded to ...
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Is P0405 putting this vehicle in Limp Mode?

A continuation of the saga with my neighbor's 2010 Peugeot Partner II 1.6L HDI Turbo Diesel. Basically, one of the various problems that I diagnosed with the vehicle was a defective EGR, which I'm ...
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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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Burning smell and smoke from rear tire

I was driving when I began smelling a burning, possibly rubber, smell and when I pulled over there was smoke coming from my passenger side rear tire well. Nothing appears to be wrong with the tire or ...
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1995 Ford Aerostar van, AW hi, 4.0, 140,000 miles, white smoke with no smell under hard acceleration

1995 Ford Aerostar van, AWD, 4.0, 140,000 miles. On a recent trip leaving Vegas pulling a pretty good load with the outside temperature 110 and with the AC and cruise on while pulling a pretty good ...
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Carburetor adjustment ordeal: always rich on mid/high revs

So I'm trying to adjust a soviet K-22G carburetor which was placed long time ago in a Chevrolet 235 6L engine. It "works" but I don't seem to find the right spot to make it run as it should. ...
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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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White Smoke and Engine Coolant Light

I’ve just been in traffic for around an hour and my engine coolant light came on. As I couldn’t pull over anywhere there’s no way I could turn off my engine for a good amount of time(nightmare). The ...
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White smoke coming from dash when I accelerate above 60 and steams up the windshield when I accelerate it up to 30 or 35 any advice would help thanks!

My 03 Chevrolet s10 extreme 4.3L is sending White smoke through my air vents and from under my dash, also is steaming up the windshield when I accelerate my tuck above 60 but when I’m accelerating to ...
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Black smoke coming from tail pipe?

I recently purchased a Honda CRF50 dirt bike for my kids. When applying the throttle black smoke that smells like gasoline comes out of the tailpipe. From what I understand this means that there is ...
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Dodge Diesel 2.0l little acceleration in drive or reverse with black smoke

Dodge 2.0 l Journey Diesel engine revs ok in neutral up to 5000 with a very tiny bit of black smoke when it its around the3000- 4000 rpm range ....a little bit of a stutter sometimes but not all times....
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Small amount of dim white smoke coming from engine compartment?

I recently found out that there was a crack in my radiator in my 2011 Nissan Maxima. I didn't have the money the day of to get it fixed so I drove home (8 miles away) but I would've never known ...
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Is anybody able to diagnose anything from these Live Data Reports ? Car has loss of power and black smoke

Photo's attached Ford Ranger 2015 XLT 3.2L 4x4 Diesel Automatic Currentl experiencing power loss and hesitation as well as black smoke out the exhaust
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Mitsubishi Lancer chugging

So I have a 2016 lancer, it has about 65000 miles on it. I got it used and now it’s making a rattling sound as well as when my wife and I are driving it it will sometimes chug and blow some white or ...
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Boiling coolant and car is smoking

I have a 1999 civic EX and today while going to work I was stuck in traffic for a long time due to a snowstorm. After a while my car started smoking crazy. The smoke was coming out from under the hood ...