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What Your Exhaust Smoke Colour Means

What Your Exhaust Smoke Colour Means
 
It is normally not a good thing to see coloured smoke coming out of your exhaust pipe. Blue, black, and white smoke can all indicate some sort of problem, so read ahead to learn what each of them mean.
 
One of the most obvious problems is when blue smoke starts coming out of your exhaust pipe. This is a strong indication that oil is burning in your engine. If the valve seals or piston rings are worn out, oil can leak through into the combustion chamber, causing this reaction.
 
Black smoke typically indicates that your car is burning too much fuel. This is usually the easiest one to fix, as it is can be caused by a faulty fuel injector or air filter. Take your car to a mechanic just in case, but it shouldn’t be costly to have the problem fixed.
 
You are typically in big trouble if you notice thick, white smoke coming out of your tailpipe. This can be caused by a blown gasket or a cracked engine head. Both of these are very serious issues, so take your car in immediately to have it inspected.