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my car is hard to crank, smokes white smoke and it sputters and doesn't want to stay running, try seafoam?

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  • my car is hard to crank, smokes white smoke and it sputters and doesn't want to stay running, try seafoam?


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Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 05:30
You probably need a new head gasket.
Positive: 51 %
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 07:40
There's no magic goop which will fix a blown head-gasket. Because that is most likely what you have, and it's an expensive repair.
Positive: 45 %
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 07:48
Sounds like low compression. Try head gaskate work
Positive: 25 %
Answer #4 | 21/12 2013 14:37
Me, I prefer a 40'ouncer of Rye. No Mix. Smokes white is an indication of coolant in the combustion chambers. Coolant is non flammable. Only way that is going to get into the combustion chambers is by a: you dumping it in the gas tank or b.) you blown a head gasket. So the work you had done on it had nothing to do with making it run good. Kind of a waste, the lawn ornament thing you now possess. Take the car to a certified mechanic shop (any garage that has a standing mechanic can do it.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 21/12 2013 23:27
Seafoam will do more harm than good on an older car. It'll clear out gunk that ironically is helping to seal some older seals, you may encounter more leaks in the future if you Seafoam it. As for the sputter, hard crank, and white smoke. That's most likely a head gasket. The only thing that can be done now is to pull the engine apart and replace the head gasket. Possible resurface the cylinder head too if it has warped too much from overheating.
Positive: 10 %

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