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I was driving home and then there was smoke all over the engine the back and it stopped running the valves are working there is some compression on it. then in 2 days we checked again and the engine oil has went up. which some one told us that if that happened then it was the head gasket is that true

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While i was driving the land rover 1999 choked and stop??????

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Yup that would be true

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Generally you could drive the van for many miles-years.
The main issue is loss of power on the cylinders with valve problems which would put extra load on the rest of the engine.
Once the valves are burned they do not close completely so those cylinders have no compression.
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It sounds like you have brought a lemon as if it hard to start when cold then its lacking compression which is worn engine piston rings and valve guides,and if it starts smoking when driving and if its BLUE smoke then its bad piston rings And if its BLACK smoke then its to much petrol getting into the engine which will also cause the engine to wear out quick as its washing the bores with fuel instead of oil,and that will also stop the engine from starting when hot,
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Give the engine a compression test and see if its down in comp if so then its either or all the below.or part of..
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AS for the smoke when you first start up is due to..... when its been run and then stopped as cooling down the hot oil in the rocker covers and on the valves and springs ,,the hot oil runs down past the seals on the valves and when engine is turned over the oil is sucked into the bores and burnt ,,so causing BLUE smoke out the exhaust.
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