Three Exhaust Colors That Signal Major Trouble

Knowing the signs of major trouble in your automobile helps you prevent expensive repairs. One of the signs of major trouble is excessive exhaust flowing out of the tailpipe. Even if you drive a diesel European automobile, you shouldn’t see a ton of exhaust smoke. SimplyEuro Automotive Repair warns that if you do, your car, crossover, or utility vehicle is trying to tell you there’s something serious going on in the engine. The more you drive your automobile in this condition, the higher your repair bill is going to be because you are causing excess damage to an engine that is already damaged.

Black Exhaust

If the excess exhaust pouring out of your tailpipe is black in color, your vehicle’s engine is burning too much fuel. You might have excess fuel in the combustion chamber because the fuel injectors are leaking or there is a misreading coming from the mass airflow or oxygen sensors. If there is a tremendous amount of excess fuel that the engine is burning, you might end up, literally, with sparks or flames coming out of your tailpipe. Obviously, this creates a very dangerous situation.

Blue Exhaust

To be honest, you won’t be able to continue to drive your European automobile for long if blue exhaust is pouring out of the tailpipe. This is because your engine is burning oil, and an engine without oil can seize up in 30 minutes or less. The most common reason why your engine is burning oil is that the main engine gasket has cracked and you have oil flowing into the cylinders. This is serious engine damage that requires extensive repair work to fix it.

White Exhaust

Finally, white exhaust will flow out of the tailpipe and might also flow out from underneath your hood if your European automobile is burning through engine coolant. Oftentimes, the combination of white exhaust from the tailpipe and white smoke from underneath the hood signals that you have cracked the head gasket. The result is engine coolant sprays out from underneath the gasket all over the engine and the heat from the engine burns it. Another symptom of this specific problem is that your engine will overheat because it is hemorrhaging coolant from the cracked head gasket.

SimplyEuro Automotive Repair in Castle Pines CO, is the only auto service shop you need for your European automobile. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment if your vehicle is releasing too much exhaust through the tailpipe. It might be a good idea to have your vehicle towed to our shop to ensure you don’t damage it further by driving it.

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