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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
White smoke is indicative of a leaking head gasket or cracked head.
The liquid enters the combustion chamber and is ignited with the gas - and the exhaust is water vapors.
(unless you drove through a puddle that splashed watyer onto the exhaust)
The head gasket/cracked head is most evident on startup.
If your coolant level goes down with no visible leaks - your problem is internal (head gasket failure or cracked cylinder head).
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Posted on Apr 26, 2009
SOURCE: smoke and water from tailpipe
That white color is a tell tale sign of a bad head gasket, when the head gasket goes your coolant mixes with your oil and the burns off causing the white smoke. I hate to give bad news but it's not cheap or easy to replace.
Hope this helps
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
It sounds to me like you have a head gasket leaking. See if you can get a gauge and check each cylinder. Are you using alot of anti freeze?
Posted on May 28, 2009
I don't drive a Ford but I drive an International and white smoke on start up means the engine is too cold to properly burn the fuel. Your black oil or soot is unburnt fuel. You should look at your engine's preheat system for a malfunction.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
To begin with, check for fuel in engine oil and do a compression test. If fuel system is not functioning properly (running rich) that will point you in one direction (temp sender, pressure regulator , map or airflow sensor etc) If compression is low, you may have internal engine problem (burned piston, broken ring, or combination of fuel problem causing gas washed cylinders)
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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