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asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th May, 2020

Is white smoke normal from exhaust?

White smoke can be nothing to be concerned about if it's thin, like vapor. This is probably the result of normal condensation buildup inside the exhaust system. This kind of smoke disappears quickly. However, thicker smoke is a big problem and can be caused by the engine burning coolant.

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Moreover, what causes white smoke to come out of the exhaust?

The white smoke is the result of normal condensation which builds up inside the exhaust system. Thick smoke usually comes from the faulty in engine coolant, which could lead to many serious problems like damaged cylinder head, blown head gasket, cracked engine block… which might cost drivers quite a lot.

can too much oil cause white smoke from exhaust? If thick, white smoke comes out the exhaust pipe, this can be an indication that there is too much oil in the engine. This may also be antifreeze burning, so it is best to take the car to the mechanic, because any of the causes of the smoke can be disastrous for the car.

In respect to this, what does white smoke from the tailpipe usually indicate?

Condensation can turn to vapor, providing what looks like white exhaust. But excessive white smoke likely means coolant is leaking into the engine combustion chambers. This results in white smoke coming from the tailpipe, usually accompanied by a sweet smell. It's also possible that your engine will overheat.

What does it mean when GREY smoke comes out of your exhaust?

Thick blue or gray smoke is an indication of the vehicle burning oil, which means that oil is somehow leaking into your engine's combustion chamber. Burning oil like this can cause a wide range of issues from reduced fuel economy to less-than-stellar acceleration.

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