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Old 04-09-2022, 04:27 PM   #1
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Think head gasket is blown

Possibly think my 2016 FRS possibly has a blown head gasket. Got the car serviced at Toyota, then tomei uel header and over pipe with ark grip performance exhaust, oft stage 2 plus tune. Drove the car about a week or two and felt great. Started after letting it sit for four hours, and saw a puff of white smoke and thought i smelt coolant in the exhaust. Any guesses on why there would be smoke (not a lot) and why it would be doing that? Any help would be appreciated thanks
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Old 04-09-2022, 05:09 PM   #2
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Not giving us much to go off of. Is your coolant actually getting low?

Blown head gaskets are pretty rare.

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Really doubt it's a head gasket. They're not known to go on these cars at all and in the very rare cases they do, it's from some other crazy issue like extreme track driving.

Monitor it, but don't worry about it. "Smoke" could be from a lot of things. I started my WRX today that sits outside that it was billowing out 'white' smoke more than usual - all condensation/water. But it happens.

Could even be the coating from the inside of a new exhaust. Usually they smoke when new, but only in the first day of driving. Could still be if you just installed new exhaust parts.
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Have you done anything at all to actually check if you have a blown head gasket, or are you asking the internet to check it for you?
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looks good from my house. send it.
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