BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 1974 240D
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I am experiencing what looks like white exhaust smoke, which apparently means coolant leaking through a busted head gasket. Just thought I would get some clarification.
Here are some specifics:
a vast majority of the white smoke appears upon startup, or when I am down shifting of let off the accelerator at highway speeds(smoke is not noticeable from hwere I sit when accelerating or maintaining speed). The smoke is not overwhelming from where I sit, but i can see wisps of white smoke coming up in the rear view mirror.
My intuition tells me that the car shouldn't be doing this, what I want to know is if I should stop driving immediately, or what kind of fix to be expecting.
Feel free to ask any other information that you may want to know.