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THE MOTOR SMOKES WHITE SMOKE AND BUILDS UP PRESSURE IN THE ENGINE THAT RELEASES WHEN YOU OPEN THE OIL FILL COVER

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White smoke out of the exhaust would indicate coolant is getting into the combustion chamber. Probably a headgasket problem

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