1999 sebring blowing white smoke but not overheating?

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  • 1999 sebring blowing white smoke but not overheating?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 04:38
White smoke is never a good thing. It may indicate that oil is getting into the gas flow somewhere, which is usually caused by a faulty gasket. Get it into a repair shop immediately. You may be causing more damage every time you drive it. :( sorry
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 05:33
Blue smoke is oil, white smoke is water and coolant, which means your coolant system is crossing with your cylinder. That pretty much means a failed head gasket, which is can be costly. Speak to a local garage or mechanic as soon as you can.
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:25
You're right you do need help. Call a mechanic. I doubt you have even checked the antifreeze. The temperature gauge will not work accurately if the antifreeze is low and the motor has an air pocket in it. You can overheat the motor and not know it!
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Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 07:33
This white smoke, is it blowing: -out all of the time -only when it is warming up -only on acceleration The color of the smoke, is it really white or grayish in color? The scent of the smoke, does it smell like -regular exhaust -a foul smell, a hint of nitrous oxide (rotten egg smell) -raw fuel Pure white, odorless smoke is normal fumes coming out of the exhaust system especially in cold weather right after the engine is started. The white smoke is water vapor created by the combustion of the fuel in the engine. After the exhaust system has warmed up, the white smoke should be less visible. If your car seems to be using more fuel than usual, the smoke is more grayish looking, and has a hint of raw fuel then either a fuel injector is leaking or one or more of the spark plugs is not working correctly. If you have checked the coolant level in the radiator/coolant reservoir and you have had to add to it and it smokes more during acceleration, then it could be that you have a blown head gasket. Usually a blown head gasket has other symptoms like loss of power and the engine seems to be misfiring. Email me if you need more information.
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Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 07:33
Hi, keep an eye on you coolent level... it could just be condisation from it being winter.. good luck tim
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Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 12:43
it don,t have to overheat to blow white smoke ! the head gasket can just seep enough into the combustion chamber and make it smoke ! are you sure it,s smoke and not steam ? smoke will linger in the air and steam will disappear fast !
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