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SMOKE AND SCENT

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CAROLINAK5, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. CAROLINAK5

    CAROLINAK5 1/2 ton status

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    what is the tale-tale of white smoke from the exhaust.......also, strong exhaust odors since swapping out carbs..help, but please be gentle. my wife thinks i spend too much money on my blazer as it is.
     
  2. Can Can

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    White smoke generally means that coolant is getting burnt in the cylinders- the prime suspect would be blown head gaskets. This can also be coupled with an increase in operating temp.

    And an "odor change" from a different carb- do you mean it's running richer? Give us a better explanation of the odor change.



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    You need a new engine ........ j/k [​IMG] ... LOL

    The white smoke could be water, or if it started after swapping the carb, and you smell gas, it could be running too rich.
    Did you get a new carb? rebuilt an old one? Install it yourself? anyone tune it?

    If the white smoke was there before, does it only happen on start up? Or do you see it while your driving around?

    Put out a little more info and we might be able to help you out some more.

    Thomas.

    -- '84 K5 Blazer --
     
  4. Capman2k

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    My K5 spits out a puff of white smoke on startup sometimes... Might be something I can look at later on in life

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    If you look close, I bet you'll find out that puff at startup is actually a light blue, not white. Every Chev I've owned has been a member of the "puff-o-blue" club.............



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