Mysterious white smoke from tailpipe - help?
My 156 2.5V6 sportwagon has a slightly leaky pressure cap in it's cooling system. I found this while stuck in traffic and the temp went sky-high. The warning light on the gauge didn;t come on and I managed to get the car home by taking a detour through back roads that kept the speed above about 60kph so the temp came down to prerrt much normal by the time I got home.
I let the engine cool down, and refilled it with about 4liters of water, started the engine to burp the cooling system and a bunch of white smoke filled my garage. It doesn't smell oily, and there is no water in the oil or vise versa - I'm a tad worried that I have a leaky head gasket now tho allowing water to get into a combustion chamber. It smokes BIGtime.
2000 156 SportWagon