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Subaru Legacy White Smoke

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Ive got a 1999 Legacy GTB Station Wagon Two litre Twin Turbo model which sometimes actually most of the time has white smoke coming out of the exhaust.

It has no performance problems and does not overheat. Runs perfectly.

There is no oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil.


What is the problem is it still likely to be a head gasket issue???

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Smell the exhaust first, if it is sweet smelling, it may be the headgasket.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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