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Tia 10/18/2016

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 6 Cyl 3.00L


White smoke from tailpipe and smell like gas car starts

I was driving home and car just dies on me as I'm pulling in so after I park I try restarting it and it starts then dies out there is a smell of gas and a little bit of white smoke from tailpipe ,after it sat for a day I start it and it starts great but still there is a lil white smoke and smell of gas please help

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Teddy B

Teddy B 10/18/2016

Here is my guess (guess only) :

The timing belt may be worn

The crank seal may leak oil & cause the
timing belt to wear or jump teeth

Thus you could have an out of time mechanical condition
& that is the reason it shut off while driving

The gas smell is from unburnt fuel, from a mechanically out
of time motor

The brief white smoke on start up is fuel out the exhaust

A 2000 vehicle is 17 years old & the Kelly Blue Book is $1303
Not worth fixing,unless you buy the parts only & do all your own work

Other reasons : possibly !


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