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Water and white smoke comming out exhaust

Blowing white smoke out of exhaust checked front 3 spark plugs and they were dry. The oil is not milkey. water out of holding tank and run down on passenger side front tire. On top of the engine the #3400SFI is stamped on intake head

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U have a blown head gasket, nothing else will cause this, water in the oil is seldom the case, more often it is just allot of white smoke

  • Paul Marks Jul 29, 2012

    howdie you have blowin head gasket depends on how many kms do you love your truck if so replace both head gaskets your half way ther with one so do the other it will cost more if you don,t do it

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Your cooling system is preasureising due to a leaking cylinder head gasket the white smoke you see is coolant passing through the exhaust valve on the offending cylinder have the cooling system tested for CO content hope this advice helps

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no year, ?

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