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Old 03-25-2013
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smoking after injector cleaner

Recently traded in my beloved 84 ranger after almost 350k miles for a 99 ranger sport. It has 180k on it, and after running a couple tanks of gas through it I figured I could do better on the mileage. So I changed the wires, plugs, air filter, put a full tank of fuel and lucas injector cleaner in it and ran it close to "E" before refueling.

Now it smokes (white) when cold, but returns to no smoke after a few minutes, it also smells heavily of fuel while smoking. After the vehicles warm it doesn't smoke at all, nor smell of fuel. Any ideas? I'm stumped.

Wishing I'd never have ran the cleaner through it.

Also have the heater issues going on, but have found lots of topics on the subject here and as soon as the weather permits I'll begin muddling through the possible solutions, thanks to all of you for that Info.
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im sure its burning off alot of junk. wait till its not cold and see how it goes. its not oil, that's blue. i doubt its coolant but keep an eye on it
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Doubt it was because of the lucas. That is very mild compared to stuff like seafoam. Are you sure it's just not the normal steam vapor when its cold outside?
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let my wife drive it and she helped it along for me...head gasket :)
Thanx for the replies though :)
fixed my heater issues at the same time, it didnt have a thermostat in it.
Looks like I got a decent truck now
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