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What Does the Color of Exhaust Smoke Mean

What Does the Color of Exhaust Smoke Mean

Your vehicle's exhaust system is responsible for releasing the gases created by your engine, including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and other harmful impurities. While some exhaust smoke is expected, the color of the smoke can indicate potential issues with your vehicle. Keep reading to find out what different colors of exhaust smoke can mean: White Smoke White smoke often indicates coolant or water in the combustion chamber. This type of leak can be caused by a blown head gasket, a cracked engine block or cylinder head, or a faulty intake manifold gasket. White smoke can also be caused by burning transmission fluid in rare cases. Blue Smoke Blue smoke indicates oil is burned in the combustion chamber. Oil can seep through worn piston rings, damaged valve seals, or a damaged PCV valve. Blue smoke can also be caused by overfilling the engine oil or using the wrong type of oil. Black Smoke Black smoke means that there is an excess of fuel being burned in the combustio ... read more

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