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White smoke

#3
I used 10/40. But when I drove it a bit my coolant level also went down quickly. Makes me think it’s the intake manifold gasket. One spark plug was wet. The rest seemed fine. Will try to do a compression test next
 
#6
White smoke is usually associated with coolant getting into the combustion chamber, so head gasket is sadly the likeliest culprit...........:(
 
#9
My thought was if I have low compression it’s probably the head gasket as opposed to the intake manifold gasket. Would you agree? Any other way to diagnose?
 
#10
My thought was if I have low compression it’s probably the head gasket as opposed to the intake manifold gasket. Would you agree? Any other way to diagnose?
Low compression universally across all four cylinders would suggest a worn engine, while low compression on one, or two adjacent, cylinders, can point to head gasket failure, though badly seating valves on those cylinders would also give a low compression reading.................
Taking into account the findings of the above diagnosis, an inlet manifold gasket is less than a tenner and probably quite quick/easy to change and would eliminate the possibility of that being the cause...........
 
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