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White smoke i drove my 96 tbird to work just fine, then after work i got in it to leave and white smoke started coming out of tail pipe waht could this besides a blown head gasket?

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Sound most likely like a head gasket - Check your coolant level and if low it is possible that coolant is entering into the engine. I would not driving the vehicle as driving the engine would cause more damage.

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