My car is blowing white smoke out the exhaust

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Asked by Apr 20, 2014 at 05:43 AM about the 1999 Honda Accord EX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 Honda accord I just replaced the main relay and then on my way to work the radiator hose blew off so I fixed it and refilled my radiator fluid but now its blowing white smoke ???

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33,765

Please tell me you let the engine cool down before you added the water. Or had the engine running. If not I fear that the block or head. Hot steel+Cold water= Trouble.

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33,765

Or.... When the engine got hot the head gasket blow out. Bottom line, white smoke is the coolent mixing with the fuel.

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109,905

I agree white smoke is coolant in the cylinders. Hopefully just a head gasket and not a cracked head.

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245

Well I did let it cool first but I'm pretty sure I cracked a head gasket it shakes like crazy now

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Plus on my way back not only did the hose blow again but this time it blew apart the part the hose connects to...FML

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33,765

Yeah it's time to pull the head and see what you are up against.

109,905

I agree. Head work time.

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