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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 9 years ago.

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What is the Year, Make and Model?


Expert:  Robert replied 9 years ago.


I see the year make and model, thanks. Does it matter if the engine is cold or hot? How was your coolant level?


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to gmplus's Post: 1990 izuzu amigo, 4 cyl, standard 5 speed
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it appears that the smoke is their cold and stays after engine is hot. the coolant was at required level, but i replaced as precaution
Expert:  Robert replied 9 years ago.


If there's a heavier white smoke coming out of the tailpipe, that's usually the sign of an engine problem, typically when coolant/antifreeze enters the combustion chamber because of a bad cylinder, head gasket or another problem that ends up burning coolant.

There are other signs that may point to a problem, including oil and antifreeze mixing and the engine, and oil on the dipstick showing a milky consistency. Also, if you're burning coolant, your coolant level may be low. AT this point I would have a compression test done to see if the problem can be found.

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