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Old 06-29-2009, 08:29 AM
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Talking 2000 montero sport white smoke !!! help!!!

Hello everyone, just got a 2000 montero sport and when I turn it on in the morning it smokes white from the exhaust. After I drive it for a little it goes away. Also I notice a water sound coming from the motor, like water is moving left to right!!WEIRD! It runs real good and but when i get to work I check the level on the coolant and is down all the way. I just did a full service on it, new timing and water pump, seal, spark plugs,valve cover gasket and all that good stuff. Also when Iam stop, it feels like there a misfire, but I change the sparks and the wires! so I dont know.Let me know what you think it is!!! THANKS A LOT!!!!

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Old 06-29-2009, 04:47 PM
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OuCh !!!! Read below :

Symptom: White smoke or water vapor from the exhaust. You notice white smoke coming from the exhaust when you start your car. If it is cold out, this may be normal. If the smoke does not disappear after the car is warmed, you have a problem. Possible causes:

  1. Transmission fluid may be entering the intake manifold through vacuum modulator.
    The Fix: Replace vacuum modulator
  2. Cylinder head gasket(s) may be bad.
    The Fix: Replace cylinder head gasket(s).
  3. Cylinder head(s) may be warped or cracked.
    The Fix: Resurface or replace cylinder heads. (Resurfacing is not a DIY job)
  4. The engine block may be cracked.
    The Fix: Replace engine block.
I really hope it's not a cracked block. I had that on my old Blazer and ended up pushing the engine to the breaking point while continuing to add water every single day (wouldn't go the 5 miles to work anymore) before I put in a used engine. I sent the first used one back on the train because it had noticeable water damage in the cylinders. Love my Spyder now though
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:52 PM
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When its cold does is missfire more? To me sounds like a hg.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:28 AM
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Thanks, yes when is cold it misfires a lot, the when you start running the car runs good, but everytime you stop a traffic light it start misfire again everytime your stop!!!!
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