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Old 09-04-2012, 09:11 PM
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White Smoke Hi there, I have got a Chrysler Sebring 2002 2.7LV6- the car does some white smoke when I am driving in a traffic jam,

The thing is that the coolant level is stable, the car is only taking up some oil.

I doubt if it could be the oil pump or water pump. I changed the PVC valve today but did not drive much with it... It stopped the smoke but restarted again to smoke.

Any ideas as to what it can be... Please help - Im going mad in trying to find the root cause....

Thanks in advance...
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:45 PM
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Smoke does not result from loss of coolant. That is steam, not smoke. Where is the "smoke" coming from, tailpipe, engine compartment?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:18 AM
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It is coming from the tailpipe...the coolant level is always constant - it is only taking some oil. - it "smokes" on the start up of the car or if I press on the gas when the car is on idle.

Do you think it is "steam"?

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:44 PM
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I think you may have a blown head gasket. Have the compression checked.
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If it had been a blown head gasket - I think that the temperature of the engine would have been really high or the car would stall on start up which is not my case or even the pistons would have been colliding...please let me know if i'm wrong.

It's my third Chrysler - had 2 cirrus previously... never had this kind of situation - please help...!!!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:28 PM
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Burning oil = blue smoke.

Burning too much fuel = black smoke.

"white smoke", on start-up = classical case of water getting in to the combustion chamber from a problem with a head gasket.

No point in speculating and arguing about it when you can answer the question with a compression test.

Never having the problem before does not prove you don't have the problem now.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:01 AM
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If it had been a offered go gasket - I think that the heat range of the website would have been really great or the car would booth on begin up which is not my situation or even the aide would have been colliding...please let me know if i'm incorrect.


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Burning oil = blue smoke.

Burning too much fuel = black smoke.

"white smoke", on start-up = classical case of water getting in to the combustion chamber from a problem with a head gasket.

No point in speculating and arguing about it when you can answer the question with a compression test.

Never having the problem before does not prove you don't have the problem now.

What he said. plain and simple
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