Question about 1998 Isuzu Amigo
Did the smoke arrive immediately, or after the engine got to temp? Did you recheck the radiator fluid. From initial sounds, you may have ran too hot for one reason or another (low coolant, leak, bad thermostat, etc.) and now have a bad head gasket, or worse, a cracked head. This is not unrepairable and may be resolved with a GOOD block sealant with a lot of luck. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS TO A "T".
In any event, it would appear from your description that coolant is entering the exhaust. You can verify by checking the coolant level again and also carefully placing your hand, or a piece of plastic inches away from the exhaust. Coolant will be obviously detected if this is the issue.
If you are somewhat mechanical, you can remove the top half of the engine to replace gaskets, and remove the heads to be shaved down at a machine shop. they will tell you if the heads must be replaced. I have done this once, so I am no expert, but I survived the experience.
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