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I have a 1992 protege and just a a cracked head replaced two days ago ran fine now Im blowing out a grayish white smoke out of the exaust and so I checked the oil and the dip stick reaf full then I ran it for about 4 minutes and then checked the dip stick again and it read empty so now Im confused I expected a possible blown head gassket but now Im not sure and should I be driving it my macanic is out of town so please help. Thank you for your time.

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Sounds like block is cracked or rings have collapsed & oil is mixing with coolant no you should not drive

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cylinder head not torqued properly
valve guide seals missing or severly worn
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