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What Does Colored Exhaust Smoke Indicate?

What Does Colored Exhaust Smoke Indicate?

Most of the time, we associate colors with meaning. Green is for go, red for stop, and so on. This should also apply to the smoke coming from our vehicle's exhaust. Certain shades and colors mean different things, but not many people know it, so if you are one of them, keep scrolling. White Or Almost Clear Smoke You have nothing to worry about here. White or clear is the expected color of the smoke coming from your exhaust. Water accumulates and vaporizes in the exhaust system resulting in almost no smoke. To be exact, it's vapor and not smoke. Gray Or Bluish Smoke Gray smoke indicates that there is an oil leak somewhere. Most of the time, this happens in the engine block. A gasket or seal has broken, and oil leaks into the combustion chambers where it ignites. This problem can be very costly so be sure to have it checked and fixed as soon as possible. Bluish smoke while accelerating or slowing down points to something bad happening in your motor. Damaged piston rings and ... read more

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