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Old 08-29-2002, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default HELP! White Smoke Problem...Experts needed

I just installed a '98 2.2L motor that replaced my '93 1.8L.

I'm still using my 1.8 ECU but I have the entire 2.2L hooked up, including injectors. It started just fine but there is huge white smoke coming from the tailpipe.

Just wondering if all the shaking of the engine and laying it down on different sides while transporting it could've made the oil/coolant go to different parts of the engine and these remains are what's burning off.

Other possibilities:

blown head gasket (unlikely since the motor had 25k miles and came from a wrecked car hit in the rear ) Also, I didn't fill the engine/radiator with coolant yet, just water added.

2.2L injectors running from 1.8L ecu (if it were running rich, wouldn't there be greyish smoke coming out?)

I plan on doing a compression test. Never did one on a Suby but don't you just have to pull the connector on the coil so it doesn't start?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-29-2002, 05:57 PM   #2
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what does the smoke smell like?

is it thick?, or like condensation you would see in the winter time?

is the water level going down?

i would let it run and monitor the fluids and see if the smoke disapates.

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Old 08-29-2002, 08:03 PM   #3
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Yup, I let it run some more and the smoking has subsided. It smokes only on occasion when I rev it and that's probably due to rich fuel mixture from using the 1.8 ecu.

There probably was some fluids in the engine that got everywhere during transport.

Runs pretty good considering the 1.8 ecu.
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Old 08-29-2002, 08:07 PM   #4
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I think you should hang a white towel in front of the tail pipe and let the car run for a minute. Then turn the car off and inspect the towel.
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Old 08-29-2002, 09:12 PM   #5
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the 1.8 ECU really shouldn't matter. It should take readings from all the sensors and adjust the mixture accordingly.

Blue/white smoke is usually oil

black smoke is usually too much fuel

steam is coolant/water.

The towel trick sounds like a good idea
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Old 08-29-2002, 10:31 PM   #6
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it could have just been condensation in the exhaust...how is the weather near you?

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Old 08-30-2002, 03:48 AM   #7
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Thanks all but it seems to be running fine now. I think it was just a buildup in the engine/exhaust.
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Old 08-30-2002, 03:57 AM   #8
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When I changed the heads on my Cougar some water got into the exhaust pipes. When I first started the car it was blowing TONS of white smoke (like a fog screen) out the back but after about 5 miles it all went away. It happens

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