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What Does Colored Exhaust Smoke Indicate?

What Does Colored Exhaust Smoke Indicate?

Did you know that the color of a vehicle's exhaust smoke can help to diagnose common issues? Vehicles do not usually produce visible smoke, so if it is emitting from your exhaust pipe it's time for vehicle maintenance. Here is a brief look at what different colors of smoke exhaust mean - White Smoke If you see opaque white smoke emitting from your tailpipe while driving, you should immediately pull to the side of the road, stop the vehicle and have it towed to the garage. This indicates damage to the head gasket, cylinder head, or engine block, which can affect the safe operation of the vehicle. Blue or Grey Smoke An exhaust pipe that blows blue or grey smoke is leaking oil somewhere in your engine. Although oil is crucial to smooth engine operation, it should not be spilling into the combustion or leak onto the ground. The problem could be wear and tear on the engine or even a hole, or it could indicate a need to replace piston rings or valves. Car engine oil eats quickly ... read more

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