Lots of smoke from exhaust

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jeff, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    My sister-in law has a '95 sw2. Just recently she is getting a lot of
    smoke coming from the exhaust. My dad checked the plugs, he said that
    they looked fine.

    This burns oil just like most Saturns of that year. It's done that for
    years and this is a new development. What are some things we could check?

    Jeff, Nov 6, 2007
  2. Jeff

    Keith Guest

    Is the smoke whitish or blackish? Whitish smoke would indicate water in
    the exhaust and possibly a head gasket leak. Blackish smoke would
    indicate oil burning and one possibility is piston ring blow-by. A
    pressure check of the coolant system would be the first step for white
    smoke, and a piston compression test for black. Good luck.
    Keith, Nov 6, 2007
  3. Jeff

    p_vouers Guest

    blueish smoke would be OIL problem but blackish smoke is engine is
    running too rich. You would need tp check all things that woul make
    yur engine burn rich such as temperature sensors etc.
    p_vouers, Nov 6, 2007
  4. Jeff

    SnoMan Guest

    It cold also mean catylic converter has fialed as it helps mask and
    consume smoke for oil usage when it works.
    SnoMan, Nov 6, 2007
  5. Jeff

    Heatwave Guest

    Why don't you admit you were wrong in the '4T65E' thread before you
    continue posting more bad information?

    :::::::::Snojob Follies:::::::::
    SBJ: 4T65E
    (Confuses 4T65e with a 4L65e and won't admit it.)

    SBJ: Dumb brake question
    (Discribes wrong brakes and won't admit it.)

    SBJ: Front wheel bearings-2000 Blazer??
    (Claims torque specs are wrong when they are not.)

    SBJ: Snoball Defense System v1.01
    (Snoball breaks these out when he knows he's wrong
    but won't admit it.)
    Heatwave, Nov 6, 2007
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