Whitish Smoke


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DC46
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Whitish Smoke

Postby DC46 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:58 pm



I have 1984 Apencade goldwing 1200...When 1st started whitish smoke from exhaust and then disappears, if I shut it off and restart smokes again for a few...ALSO coolant level has went down some...WHAT do you think?...Head Gaskets???...Thanx guys...



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Re: Whitish Smoke

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:26 pm

White smoke usually means water (Blue smoke is oil). I would be borrowing some compression gauges and checking the cylinders before changing a head gasket, I suspect it will be a head gasket, but it's always worth checking first, plus gauges will let you know if it's the left or right hand side gasket that needs to be changed..

Gary

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Re: Whitish Smoke

Postby DC46 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:42 pm

thrasherg wrote:White smoke usually means water (Blue smoke is oil). I would be borrowing some compression gauges and checking the cylinders before changing a head gasket, I suspect it will be a head gasket, but it's always worth checking first, plus gauges will let you know if it's the left or right hand side gasket that needs to be changed..

Gary

Thank you Gary...


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