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smoke out the tailpipe? Head gasket?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by sch0enne, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently purchased a 94 3.0l toyota pickup with 192,000kms. The first few days i had it I did not notice the problem. after sitting for a day or so i started it up and after about 10-15 seconds white smoke started coming from the tailpipe. Not alot my any means but it was definitley there. The smoke was white, not that thick and dicipated quickly. It has now happened to me twice and after letting the truck warm up to operating temperature it goes away even when revving the engine.

    so far from what I can tell I am not loosing coolant, and i recently changed the oil and everything looked fine.

    First off is this at all normal or the start of a problem? of course head gasketis in the back of my mind but what else could it be?

    thanks for your help
     
  2. sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the reply. weird thing was i think it started happening after i changed the oil.. is there an oil better suited for something like that?
     
  3. sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bump!?
     
  4. Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I bought an old S-10 that did this and burned oil, I changed the oil to Kendal and it all stopped. It's worth a try.
     
  5. sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im going to give that a try tommorow and see what happens. thanks for the advice
     
  6. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    White smoke=not oil.

    Are you sure its not just condensation. what was the outside temp when this occured.

    Also the 3.slow is notorious for blowing head gaskets.
     
  7. buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    same thing happened to mine. it ended up bein the head gasket
    But my smoke never went away. it just idled like shit and the smoke kept a pourin out haha
     
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