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2005 Acura TL Turns over - won't start - grey smoke coming out of exhaust when engine turns over

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Check for water in your oil. The oil will look like a milky substance kinda white in color. If this is what you see I recommend you take it to a dealership or a certified mechanic and have your head gasket replaced.

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