White smoke from exhaust

Old 04-18-2010, 12:13 PM
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White smoke from exhaust

Hello everyone: I am starting to see white smoke coming from my exhaust from my rear view mirror after I press on the accelerator when I have to stop. Does anyone know what causes this?

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I forgot to tell that the car is a '96 TL 3.2 engine. Thanks.
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Is car over heating? Are you loosing any oil? How does it smell?
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If it's thick white smoke, you might've blown the head gasket.
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You have bad valve seals.
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Im going through the same thing with my 2.5 tl. Just started. Is the smoke white or blue? White smoke is probably a blown head gasket. Blue smoke is oil. If its only smoking after letting it idle, it sounds like bad valve seals. Getting ready to rebuild the head on mine and see what happens. I'll let you know.
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any oil consumption problems? coolant level dropping at all? Has the car ever been overheated?
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fixed the head gasket. fix the over heating but still smoking out too much. what can it be. piston rings
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Well, my car runs fine. It does not overheat, but does burn a quart of oil a week.Smoke really flairs from exhaust pipes after idling at stoplights. Thinking about hanging a barbecue sign on window.....seriously though, do you think it is the rings. Should i try heavier weight oil? Thanks guys, you are the best. I love this car and this site and would hate to part with both.
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W5draw I have the same problem smoke after idle is your valve stem seals I haven't got around to doing mine yet but seems pretty straight forward doing it when I do head gasket all that fun stuff at 195k or so was last done at 110k
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Similar problem here. Acura 2005 153K White smoke out of exhaust , engine light on, coding bank 1, sensor 1 O2 code with multiple misfires on all cylinders. Not overheating, no “sucking sound” like a head gasket. Oil and coolant looks clean, haven’t added oil, haven’t added coolant, no leaks present, took to dealership and they ran a compression check and it passed, found bad spark plug in cylinder 1, replaced the plug, running better, but rough at initial idle. Any idea?
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okay, it's going to be hard to troubleshoot...because you're all over the place..
is the car currently throwing any codes? if so, fix that first. if it's calling for the 02 sensor, fix it.
what were the compression numbers?
how did the plugs look?
are the coil packs good?
are you sure no mix of coolant and oil?
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