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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Question: Why is my 1998 eclipse blowing white smoke out the tailpipe



Booch123, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Grand Prairie, TX, June 07, 2010, 05:38

What process should I follw if my 1998 Eclipse is blowing white smoke out of it not only when I am driving but also at an idle what should I start with first the headgasket are the motor

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    June 07, 2010, 06:55

    White smoke is normally coolant or in some cases oil
    (be careful and apply common sense not to burn yourself)
    In the instance you have a blow head gasket-
    -Check for irregular engine idle operation
    -Check for oil and water contamination
    -Check with the radiator cap off, foaming of small bubbles appear from cooling system when idling.
    -Check for coolant smell or rapid condensation build up on your hand from exhaust
    -Water/coolant in the bore when left over night
    -Drive the car till hot as possible, quickly remove spark plugs and insert a long enough screw driver in each port and pull out after 30 seconds, if condensation is seen on the tip, head gasket is to be replaced and head checked.

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