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White smoke from tail pipe

2008 chevy cobalt coupe when started white smoke comes from tail pipe, why?

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  • nursematejoa Jul 01, 2009

    there is no antifreeze in my oil though

  • nursematejoa Jul 01, 2009

    and it doesn't happen every time.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    have white somke coming out of tail pipe what came it be? already replace the fuel pump

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U have a blown head gasket the white smoke is burning coolant

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