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    Hi, so my car seems to be spewing white exhaust smoke out of my tailpipes from light take off and some smoke under heavy acceleration. It doesn't smell sweet at all so it doesn't appear to be coolant, could it be a injector or fuel problem? Or god forbid a head gasket :/
    1998 Contour SVT Black on black
    Mods Galore :D
    "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything"

  • #2
    it could definitely be fuel. does it smell rich?
    Jim Hahn
    1999 Tropic Green SVT Contour
    1996 T-Red Contour SE Reborn 4/6/04 Sold
    3.0L swap and Arizona Dyno Chip Turbo Kit
    364 whp, 410 wtq @ 4,700 rpm

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    • #3
      Only reason white smoke happens is when it burns water, only place water comes from is head gasket or crack somewhere in the block or heads. Either way it will need to come apart. Pressurize the cooling system and see if it holds pressure.
      Don Higgins
      Crew Chief Pro Drag Racing Software
      http://www.crewchiefpro.com
      1999 3.0 Turbo CSVT ** 2013 American Dragster with 1100 Horsepower 7.28 @ 185 mph

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      • #4
        Originally posted by beyondloadedSE View Post
        it could definitely be fuel. does it smell rich?
        Excess fuel makes black smoke.
        2000 3.0 Roush Cougar
        2013 Focus ST
        2002 MINI Cooper S
        2008 Mustang Bullitt # 5389

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        • #5
          Originally posted by B3NN3TT View Post
          Excess fuel makes black smoke.
          It's also possible for excess unburnt fuel to cause white smoke but this ony happens when things are extremely rich (stuck injector).
          1998.5 3L SVT Contour #6183/6535 - For Sale/Trade

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          • #6
            Well figured i out, i need valve seals which Will be a pain but Im relieved it was not a head gasket. so ill keep you all posted on the situation.
            1998 Contour SVT Black on black
            Mods Galore :D
            "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything"

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