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Occasional White Smoke Puffs?


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have someone driving behind you determine whether it is really white, or bluish. The former is coolant (smells sweet) while the latter is oil. Either way, as CD says, it is leaking into the combustion chambers. If it is oil, you can usually go a long time, until it gets pretty bad or you get tired of it, before doing something about it. Coolant may deserve more prompt attention. Either on will require at least a top end rebuild, and oil leaking may need rings done as well.

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You know, the white smoke only happened once so far and I haven't lost any brake fluid or coolant. I wonder if I collected a lot of water in the muffler or something......

Well, I'm planning on pulling the motor out soon (M42 replacement) and I had a seal or two to replace before selling the M10, so maybe I'll add a head gasket to that just for grins.

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