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Old 05-27-03, 02:26 AM
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Unhappy white smoke

i have a 83 Deville Cadillac 4100 their is a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust pipe and i check the spark plug hole for water but their no water coming out and their no water in the old are no were else can someone help me out before i go crazy
 
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Old 05-27-03, 03:27 AM
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What color and odor is the smoke?

Be very careful about spending a dime on this engine. Complete junk.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 03:34 AM
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White smoke

White smoke is a problem with the head gasket or cracked heads. It is steam. Lots of times white smoke will come from the tail pipe after sitting overnight but it will go away after a few miles as the exhaust warms up this is normal condensation but if does not subside and continues to smoke like a steam engine look for head problems. Keep an eye on the water level in the radiator.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 03:37 AM
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If it's white and sweet smelling, it's burning coolant as Michael stated.

This engine will grenade itself fast this way. Very known for this problem. The intake gasket leaks, makes milkshake out of the coolant and takes out the bottom end.

Rebuilt engine required (which will happen again and again) .
 
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