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White Smoke from Exhaust of Car

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White smoke from the exhaust of your car is normal depending on the condition but it can also an indication of a major problem find out why?

Car Trouble Symptoms

The white smoke from the exhaust of the car comes out when the engine is starting or while driving.

White smoke from the exhaust possible cause

(1) Blown head gasket.
(2) Condensation.

Car Troubleshooting

• If you notice the white smoke from your car's exhaust when the engine is very cold during the startup, then it is normal.

White smoke from exhaust at startup is because the condensation is steaming off. When a cold engine is started, any condensation that has formed, say during the night or while the engine sat, will steam off and come out the exhaust. This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

What to do?
Do nothing. No Remedy Necessary.

• If you notice the white smoke from your car's exhaust even if the engine has warmed up, then it is a blown head gasket.

As indicated that you are noticing white smoke coming from the exhaust at all times. This is a clear indication of a blown head gasket. The head gasket is a thing that goes between the cylinder head and the engine block.

It does what any gasket is supposed to do – seal something or keep something from leaking. A head gasket keeps the water from entering the cylinders. When it is "blown" or has a break in it, what then happens is some of the water (that is used to cool the engine) leaks into a cylinder and burns off as steam, this steam then comes out of the exhaust.

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What to do?
You'll need a new head gasket. Replace the head gasket to fix the problem, if you would like to do this procedure yourself, refer to the appropriate auto manual for detailed instructions. Beware that this is a fairly involved job. Otherwise, find a reputable shop to do the work. Explain to the mechanic exactly what this article explained to you.

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