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We have not ran the car in a while a little white smoke

Will this white smoke go away after driving for a while if not what is wrong

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White smoke is a sign of a blown head gasket and coolant is getting into the engine with the oil and gas. Check your coolant for signs of oil, and smell for signs of gas. Check your oil and see if it is milky. Milky oil means that coolant is getting past the head gasket.

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