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Old 4th December 2009, 09:06   #1
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Default Wagon R, whitish smoke + water droplets from silencer

Totally confused:
Fed up from day to day manourvering safari in tight parking spots & narrow lanes,I brought 2001 model 48000 Kms driven wagon r LXI from my cousin.
Last 20 days back car flush water from radiator,pipe etc. & car was too hot .Next day local mechanic found fan was not working & said head phasing & head gasket need to be replaced.
After fan repairing car running fine but temperature used to remain high & some water oozes from silencer .
Last week car started emitting white or somewhat bluish smoke.
Took the vehicle to MASS ,after they opened radiator cap water was coming out like small fountain but they said engine is fine no problem.culprit was spark-plugs,injectors,throttle cleaned,radiator replaced(was choked in 8 years no cleaning etc. ).Regular service was also done.some valves were also changed.clutch was replaced.
took the vehicle delivery in 3 days yesterday but today in morning i noticed water droplest oozing out below the silencer & some whitish smoke..
Whats wrong?Is it normal with petrol cars?
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Old 4th December 2009, 09:20   #2
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Don't worry it's just the condensation in the exhaust. It happens to all the petrol cars in the winter but due to your previous heating problem just check the coolant reservoir for any sign of oil. Also monitor the level of coolant for couple of days.
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Is the engine still overheating? Was the head gasket replaced along with the other items that you have mentioned above ? White smoke from the exhaust could be a sure sign of a blown head gasket. The following thread(albeit talks about coolant loss) could be a worthwhile read.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-engine-2.html (Coolant spilling out of reservoir after I switch off the engine)
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took the vehicle delivery in 3 days yesterday but today in morning i noticed water droplest oozing out below the silencer & some whitish smoke..
Whats wrong?Is it normal with petrol cars?

Water coming out shows that your engine is in good health.
White smoke = gasket gone.

I dont know how the car was used, but considering that clutch had to replaced indicates a bit rough usage. Drive the car for a few more days and see if the white smoke continues or not. But dont worry about water droplets.
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Water coming out of the exhaust pipe shows that your engine is in very good shape along with proper tuning of your fuel pump controlled by ECu.
White smoke indicates that your gaskets are worn out & they needs a replacement.
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Gasket was not replaced...But white smoke didn't appeared in front of MASS guys.They tried to produce white smoke for 3 days... Initially temp guage used to remain near "C" only temp used to rise little bit even after long drive.but now temp guage shows half..

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Is the engine still overheating? Was the head gasket replaced along with the other items that you have mentioned above ? White smoke from the exhaust could be a sure sign of a blown head gasket. The following thread(albeit talks about coolant loss) could be a worthwhile read.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-engine-2.html (Coolant spilling out of reservoir after I switch off the engine)
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White smoke indicates that your gaskets are worn out & they needs a replacement.
Rohit,
Also check your engine oil level whether it decreases or not. Whats your reading on your odo? If its above 1Lac do check your rings, that may be the cause for white smoke.

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Are you sure the whitish smoke isn't actually steam? The water is your catalytic converter doing it's job.

Actual white/blue smoke means your engine is burning oil, which is a Bad Thing(tm).
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Whitish smoke when u start the car the first time in the morning is just water vapor which is quite normal.
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today in morning i noticed water droplest oozing out below the silencer & some whitish smoke..
Whats wrong?Is it normal with petrol cars?
Nothing wrong with your car. Alls fine. The whitish smoke is just steam. The droplets are water, byproduct of good combustion.

You should be happy to see this.!
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My odo reading is 58000 Km.Its appears to be white water vapours.
But surely going to keep watch on engine oil consumption + oil & coolant mixing .
But since last few days car is not starting in the morning.It gives "CLICK" sound when i try.My battery is 3yrs old & car headlights etc. runs fine.But after sometime it started today after several clicks..
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That's your battery giving you notice. It can no longer supply the current to run the starter.
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Is the click sound from starter and after repeated attempts you are able to start.It can more be the starter solenoid not working properly.If you can use your headlights , music system , ac and also if you are able to start your car after using headlights for 30sec-1min then your battery is fine.
For checking battery use a hydrometer to check specific gravity it should be more than 11.5 if i remember correctly .
For checking solenoid you are already saying the symptoms.
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@Rohit bhai, water droplets from the exhaust of a petrol car is an indication that the engine is good in health.

Even some white smoke at a cold start is fine - vapours.

If the smoke comes in on a warm engine upon revving then get your head gasket checked. My car (Esteem VX MPFi 2001 77K KMs) is now in the same situation and somehow I am adamant on touching those original parts even for a head gasket change and clutch plate change. The car is still pulling damn well, returning a city mileage of 13-14 KMPL with a/c. Why I said all this - may be there is nothing wrong with your car or at least may be there is no immediate need to replace something.
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