I’m finally getting my 2004 Ford Taurus (3.0 Vulcan Engine) back in running conditioner. Power steering problem has been solved.
But I do still have one remaining problem.
The first issue I had which led to my car running poorly was a broken valve spring which I was able to fix. I replaced the head gasket when I did this repair. That is just some background info.
However here is my new problem. I have a lot of white smoke coming from my exhaust. My first thought was the head gasket was not installed properly but I did everything correctly. But this smoke doesn’t smell sweet. Now that I have the power steering corrected I’ll be taking it for a longer drive but so far no coolant loss either.
But I looked under the car and here is what else I notice.
The very end of the exhaust on the back of the car is where the white smoke is coming from of course. However about 1 1/2 ft back from the end of the exhaust (towards the front of the car) there is dirty black water dripping from there. Also right where the catalytic converter mounts to the exhaust manifold there is dirty black water dripping from there as well some white steam. As far as the smell. No sweetness it pretty much just smells like what I would consider normal exhaust. If anything it might have a little hint of a burning rubbery smell?
What do I have going on here? Any guesses?