Nissan Titan Forum banner

Titan 04 shooting white smoke out of exhaust on startup

7725 Views 5 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Mytitan04
My Titan 04 is blowing shooting white smoke out the exhaust on startup and I read on here some same issues other truck owners are having. We took it in and they said that it might need a new engine but they need to do a test first to see if the "caps" or "cats" were sucked into the engine and if so then we need a new engine. How can that be. Granted it is a 04 at 90,000 miles but we take good care of it and seem to have nothing but issue after issue. One of the more major issues that we have had is that it was leaking fluid and as soon as we got the leak fixed the tranny started slipping and we needed to replace that. Now this! I read that this engine issue is not common but has happened with the Titan due to Nissan not wanting to install ER valves when they are built. If that is so and it is a noted problem, how can Nissan ignore that it is not a consumers fault and just fix it or recall them. Mine is out of warranty! Any suggestions????
1 - 2 of 6 Posts
It could possibly be your valve cover gaskets are leaking, allowing oil to get into your plugs so when you go to start the truck up you are burning oil. Does it only do it at startup and then eventually go away?
It does it every single time you start up? Mine did it about 2 weeks ago when I did my spark plugs but it was only that one time because I had got a little oil on my plugs. You may have a really bad gasket leak, I don't think its really engine failure.
1 - 2 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.