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White smoke out of tailpipe all the time, not just on startup.

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white smoke out of tailpipe all the time, not just on startup. changed pvc valve but no help. no water in the oil. coolant looks ok. car runs ok.
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Customer: its not getting hot, runs ok, just blowing white smoke. sometimes badly
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes, can't afford mechanic prices
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Customer: replaced pvc, nothing else i can think of.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you today. *** A BAD RATING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY DEPOSIT YOU MADE ***** .Let me start by saying that any money that you paid, or if you have a subscription, that money stays in your account until the answers are rated, (positive) regardless of how fast or how long it may take to get finished. You can FOLLOW UP AT ANYTIME, even after rating. .White smoke indicates burning water or coolant.. The first thing that you want to do is check the cooling system for any exhaust gases. Make sure that it’s full first. There is a tester for that, that you can get from Autozone for about $20. They will normally lend you the tester and you just buy the fluid for about $8. It comes with instructions, but there is a blue fluid that is used in it, if the fluid turns yellow, that is exhaust gases. . Block tester available is: Napa BK.(###) ###-#### ***** Tester AUTOZONE Part Number:27145 http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Tools/Block-Tester/_/N-25dh?filterByKeyWord=block+tester&fromString=search .*****You will want to check it at different RPM’s and at different temperatures*** ... If there are any exhaust gases in the cooling system, that will cause more pressure than desired and will allow the engine to burn coolant and/or heat the coolant up too high. Most times not filling the crankcase with coolant. If there are, then there would be an internal engine problem, like a head gasket or head. .Please don’t forget to rate the answer, **** THAT IS THE ONLY WAY I GET PAID **** if you need any more on it, I will be here..
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.
If you accept my additional service request for your email address, you can give me your email in a private info box and I'll send you the instructions in a PDF file, the file is rather large. You will just have to accept the additional service offer and ENTER your email address in the “ENTER CONTACT INFO” section so that I can see it. I do not have access to your email address,
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok no exhaust gases in cooling system and no water in oil.
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.
What is the year make model and engine of it please?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
2005 ptg cruiser 2.4 L turbo. Just noticed oil dripping from tailpipe
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
sorry, PT cruiser not ptg
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.
I see, thanks. It is possible that the smoke appears to be white but is actually blueish, (burning oil). Do the cylinders have good compression? And, is there a lot of blowby?

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