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2014 nissan pathfinder has smoke on startup. 71,000 and no…

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2014 nissan pathfinder has...

2014 nissan pathfinder has white smoke on startup

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant?

71,000 and no Just had an oil change

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?

Did an oil change that's all so far

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's it

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
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Does the white smoke go away after a couple of seconds?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
We can keep texting
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hello you still there
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Ok I’m betting the temperature outside is about 45 to 55 and your car hadn’t been run today ??
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No its 86 and it has been ran today
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Hmm ok does it smoke every single time on start up ?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
it does
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Did you have any other service done like a induction or fuel service ?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
no I haven't
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Ok and when the car is off and cool the oil level is at the correct level ? Is the radiator low or at correct level ?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
it is
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Ok well short of doing a block test everything you are telling me points to the start of a bad head gasket. White smoke is coolant, black smoke is unburnt fuel and blue smoke is unburnt oil. You are just starting to possibly blow a head gasket .
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I just got a the card should I just return it. It does have a warranty
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Absolutely!!!!!!! Do not drive it so they say you did damage to it.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
ok thanks for your help
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Good luck and st least you have a warranty. Please remember to rate my service today and have a good holiday
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
last question if it has the warrant should I get it fix or just go ahead and just return it and get a new vehicle?
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Well I can’t make that decision. If you like the car get it fixed, if you feel uncomfortable and have that “uh oh” feeling about it then I would get your money back and look at something else.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
okay thank you again
Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
Good luck
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Nissan Mechanic: Anthony P., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

Hi - just following up to see if you need anymore assistance? If you are all set, please take a moment to rate my service. Rating my service doesn't close out this conversation thread but ensures the expert gets compensated for their time. Thank you!

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