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I have a 1998 forester with 2.5 DOHC just installed a new wrecking yard motor, it now blows a gigantic white cloud of smoke from exhaust. any chance theres an easy fix?

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Coolant getting into engine Most likely a blown head gasket.
Put your hand in the cloud of exhaust at tailpipe for a few seconds,lick you damp hand. Yewks' sweet taste is antifreeze

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SOURCE: 1998 Lagacy-Outback with the dreaded 2.5 DOHC overheating

are you loosing coolant ?If the answer is yes, your head gaskets are gone .If not check for any air in the radiator there is air vent on the left side of the radiator.

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you probly have a leaf stuck in your air box

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SOURCE: I have a 2011 Subaru

First of all, is it still under warranty? It sounds like water or oil in the exhaust. could be several issues, are you losing any oil or water. And yes this is a signal that there is a problem. Take it back to the dealer. You should have at least a five year 60k mile powertrain warranty.

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