How to Diagnose and Stop Smoke in Your Exhaust

When your vehicle is running properly, you shouldn’t see much smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. Your emissions control systems are designed to manage most of the exhaust emissions. However, if your vehicle puffs out smoke at startup or when driving, there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We can help.

Here at Rislone, we’re experts in engine performance, efficiency and emissions products, and can help you determine what’s wrong with your vehicle and how to fix it.

White Smoke

White smoke usually means coolant is getting into the combustion chambers of your vehicle. This generally happens because of a cracked or leaking head gasket, which allows coolant to seep into your cylinders. In extreme cases, you will need to replace your head gasket. At the first sign of white smoke you can try head gasket repair treatment to seal the leak before you do serious damage to your engine.

Dark Smoke

Dark or black smoke is due to oil getting into the combustion cycle. Worn piston rings are the most common cause of this problem — they allow engine oil to leak past and enter the cylinder. Not only will your oil consumption go up, but you also risk gumming up your catalytic converter and creating high levels of smog pollution in case of emissions testing.

Blue Smoke

A bit of blue smoke when you fire up your engine usually means that small amounts of oil are entering your exhaust system. This oil mixes with moisture when your engine is off and creates that “signature” blue puff of smoke you often see with older cars when they have been sitting overnight. Worn seals are the typical culprit — they tend to get old, worn and brittle.

Choose Rislone

To help avoid smoke in your exhaust, choose the proven and easy fix. Our Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair (p/n 4416) is designed to reduce or even completely stop smoke and help your engine seal against internal oil leaks. Keep your oil where it belongs — lubricating and protecting your engine — and reduce costly oil consumption with one application of Ring Seal Smoke Repair.

Don’t wait until you have a major exhaust smoking problem to react. At the first sign of smoke in your exhaust, try Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair (p/n 4416) and help keep your car clean and running properly. This formula has been proven with over 1M bottles sold, so we’re confident if mild to moderate smoking is affecting your car’s operation, we can lend a hand.

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