White Smoke from Exhausts Pipes


Asked by Sep 15, 2016 at 05:26 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: General

Truck havent been driven for a minute cause of a
radiator leak, radiator been replace but there is
white smoke coming from the tail pipe, what may
be wrong?

1 Answer

Tom Demyan

White smoke is an indication of coolant burning and getting into the engine cylinders. Sounds like a head gasket leak. Must be related to the radiator leak and running low on coolant and overheating? You can perform a cylinder pressure test on the cylinders to verify if in fact it is the head gasket.

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