Car Smoking

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Old 11-02-02, 08:07 AM
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Car Smoking

I am working on my mothers car. It is a 1989 Nissan Stanza, with a 4 cyc. After changing the spark plugs, the car would start to smoke when you would start it up. It dosen't matter how long you leave it running it still smoke pretty bad. Could this be a problem with the rings???
 
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Old 11-02-02, 02:04 PM
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What's the color and odor of the smoke and where's it coming from?
 
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Old 11-02-02, 03:48 PM
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Car Smoking

It is white smoke coming from tailpipe, Kinda smells like oil burning , but I'm not really sure. We also checked compression on all cylinders. They tested OK.
 
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Old 11-02-02, 09:17 PM
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If it's white and sweet smelling smoke, smelling like syrup, it's a blown head gasket. In such case, pitch the car, these are not worth bus fare at this stage of the game in all honesty. A reman head will be somewhat costly for this applicaton.

Blue smoke out of the tailpipe is oil burning. Generally, it's indicative of internal engine issues. Engine rebuilding time .
 
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Old 11-17-02, 06:26 AM
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We brought the car to a mechanic. He found on of the injectors was clogged, and on of the cyclinders was not firing. He cleaned the injector and it quit smoking for a while. It has started to smoke again. The smoke smells like gasoline. Could it be the same problem that the mechanic suggested????? This is really mind boggling.
 
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Old 11-17-02, 06:37 AM
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If the vehicle smells of raw fuel out of the tailpipe, that is burning too rich. Generally, the smoke would be black, not white.

Was a compression test done on the engine by the mechanic? You may want to bring it back there and have him check his work again. Might have a bad fuel injector.

These Nissans aren't worth 50 cents when they get old. Very troublesome and expensive .
 
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