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Gareth Edwards

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white smoke??? help
« on: 17:41, Wed 08 June 2011 »
I took the 5 out for a spin yesterday, when I turned the engine off I heard a little pop. I started her up straight away and from that I had white smoke coming out of the exhaust.....please tell me this is a water problem as the smoke is white and not a head gasket???? Appreciate any help :-)


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Re: white smoke??? help
« Reply #1 on: 19:28, Wed 08 June 2011 »
Head gasket failure almost certainly ends up with coolant leaking into the bores so you would see white smoke anyway.

Don't panic just yet. Go back out and start it up and see what happens. Keep an eye out for obviously coolant loss.