1994 Lincoln Town Car Q&A
1994 Lincoln Town Car Question: Smoke from exhaust pipe
Recently, there was some K & W engine block sealant put in my car. Afterwards, I took it to a shop for an oil change, coolant flush, and to get some new spark plugs. Later on that evening, noticed some roughness and kind of jerking when pressing on the gas, so took it back to shop the next day and a bad cylinder was discovered. The mechanic said that the sealant stuff that was put in shouldn't have been-thats it bad for your car. Could this be the cause of the smoke? Also, I noticed the lack of power and roughness (cylinder)prior to taking it to the shop, just not as bad. My car has never smoked before! The person who put in the sealant didnt flush it all the way out before I took it to get a "real" coolant flush. Could the smoke be the sealant stuff just kind of burning off or what? Help! - Gilda
why was the sealant installed to begin with? it sounds like you had a problem. the smoke sounds like coolant in a cylinder from a bad head gasket. the second shop was correct about it not supposed to be used. when he flushed it, out came the remain g sealant and the original issue returned. now you need to address the problem. no one is to blame. it sounds like it overheated at some point that did the original damage to the motor. get a leak down test and a bid for repair. Roy - mastertech6371
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