You have white smoke coming out of your exhaust But you have perfect compression And only smoke's after idle and it puffs once and stops while driving And the car runs strong.?

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It can be nothing more than condensation when you first start the engine. But it may be more serious. White smoke from the exhaust can be a sign that coolant is entering the combustion chamber. Normally this would indicate a blown head gasket, but on some vehicles where the coolant flows through the intake manifold, it can indicate a blown intake gasket. Bottom line is, that if, coolant is entering the combustion chamber, you must find out from where. Are you loosing coolant, even a small amount? If you indeed have coolant entering the combustion chamber it will cause engine damage.

It can be nothing more than condensation when you first start the engine. But it may be more serious. White smoke from the exhaust can be a sign that coolant is entering the combustion chamber. Normally this would indicate a blown head gasket, but on some vehicles where the coolant flows through the intake manifold, it can indicate a blown intake gasket. Bottom line is, that if, coolant is entering the combustion chamber, you must find out from where. Are you loosing coolant, even a small amount? If you indeed have coolant entering the combustion chamber it will cause engine damage. It can be nothing more than condensation when you first start the engine. But it may be more serious. White smoke from the exhaust can be a sign that coolant is entering the combustion chamber. Normally this would indicate a blown head gasket, but on some vehicles where the coolant flows through the intake manifold, it can indicate a blown intake gasket. Bottom line is, that if, coolant is entering the combustion chamber, you must find out from where. Are you loosing coolant, even a small amount? If you indeed have coolant entering the combustion chamber it will cause engine damage.

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