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White Smoke from exhaust occassionaly

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westrad32
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White Smoke from exhaust occassionaly

Post by westrad32 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:38 pm

I have a 2010 SHO that has approx. 130k miles on it. Once every day or two I get white smoke that rolls out of the exhaust for a short period and then stops. I'm not loosing coolant and I don't see anything abnormal on the oil dipstick so I don't think it's a head gasket leak. All the gauges are normal when it happens. The car drives and sounds completely normal when this happens and there are no other signs of an issue. It seems like if the car sits overnight there is less chance of this happening. It seems to happen more often if I drive the car about 20 miles round trip, let it sit for a few hours and then when I drive it again I get the smoke.

Any ideas before I take it to the dealer?


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Re: White Smoke from exhaust occassionaly

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:57 pm

Initial quick scan of the situation I would possibly say overnight condensation but since you say short trips that could be a factor. Possibly not a full burning off of the water vapor. Are you getting water spots at the exhaust tips?...........immediately after shut down.
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Re: White Smoke from exhaust occassionaly

Post by westrad32 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:15 am

Thanks for the response.

I apologize for the delay in responding. I ended up taking my 2010 SHO to the dealer where they found that the pcv valve and oil separator need replaced. The dealer showed me the oil separator and they said it looked like there was water (they were thinking from condensation) in the oil separator and the pcv valve was gunked up not allowing the oil through and that was causing the smoking. I'm not an expert in motors - The dealer tells me that there is a chance the motor was damaged beyond repair because if this issue. They are suggesting I replace the pcv valve and oil separator and see if the smoke from the exhaust keeps happening. I'm told if there is still smoke after the repair then I'm looking at $8500 for a new motor. Does this sound right?

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Re: White Smoke from exhaust occassionaly

Post by durasel » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:49 am

You might want to post this in the SHO forum.
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