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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Renault kangoo 1.5dci smoke

I just changed the rings and valve seals on my Renault Kangoo 1.5dci, but the engine is still smoking. In addition, the car doesn't start with the key - you have to add quick start in the air intake ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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White smoke from exhaust after brake job

I attempted (and failed) to replace my master cylinder and brake booster. I ended up putting a lot of brake fluid into my new booster before I realized it. (In fact, in an attempt to determine the ...
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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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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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