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1987 Nissan Sentra Base 2D Hatchback

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October 3, 2012, 3:06 pm

Brandi K
 

Question: why is my car pulling out white smoke from tailpipe

while driving my Nissan Sentra down the street at blowing white smoke from the tailpipe sometimes black smoke what could be the causes problems


October 6, 2012, 8:47 am

Tyler O
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Blue is oil
Black is fuel
White "smoke" is usually actually steam, which is coolant/water.

Maybe a blown head gasket or other problem. You'll want to take it in for a diagnoses.


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