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Smoke from Engine or Exhaust Inspection


Smoke from Engine or Exhaust Inspection

A driver can assess the health of his car simply by checking what color is his exhaust right now. If the exhaust is working in its optimal condition, the tailpipe emissions should almost be impossible to detect. If you can see any kind of smoke emanating from the exhaust, there is likely a serious problem in the system that requires a professional’s inspection.

Why is Smoke Coming out of Engine?

Smoke rarely emerges from the engine bay, but if it is, there is a critical issue within your engine that needs immediate attention. On the other hand, smoke from the engine is not a source to determine what the malady is under the hood of your car. The best way to do that is the color of your exhaust. If there is any problem that is producing smoke, it will leave the hood through the exhaust.

A leaking valve cover gasket can cause smoke due to oil leaking onto the hot manifold. If the leak in the valve is large enough, you will also see the oil where you park your car.

Also, fire under your hood can cause smoke. But in this case, the fire will also be visible. This is a very dangerous situation. If this happens, immediately leave your car and get away as far as possible.

What are the Common Reasons of Exhaust Smoke According to Smoke Color?

  1. If the Smoke is Black
  1. If the Smoke is White
  1. If the Smoke is Blue or Gray

What Can It Cost to Fix Smoke From Engine?

A professional mechanic can be hired who will come to your home and check the source of the smoke. Depending on the scope of the problem, he will prepare a price quote and add it to the inspection report.