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99Buick overheated wont start added water it blew white smoke out exhaust and stunk like rotten eggs

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You have coolant getting into the cylinders, most likely the head gasket has failed. I would recommend you avaid using the car until it gets fixed.

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Actually is sounds more like a blown head gasket or intake gasket. The white smoke is probably water.. and my guess is your coolant reservoir tank is dry or soon will be.. and the next thing will be overheating. The water is getting into the combustion cycle and turning to steam as it blows out the exhaust. Hence white "smoke"..

The loss of compression due to the gasket leak on one or more cylinders would account for the loss of power as well.

I was not aware this model came with turbocharger.. unless an aftermarket one was added.

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If the smell is like rotten eggs you have a cat converter that has failed. If it is another smell (can't tell because I don't know what kind of antifreeze you have) but you will see while smoke it sounds like you have a blown head gasket. If the gasket blew badly enough, you may be loosing compression on one or two cylinders. which could cause it to run poorly. and having your map sensor unplugged doesn't. help.

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Not sure if engine coolant smells like rotten egs when it burns inside the cylinders , but it sounds like you may have blown a head gasket. Coolant and/or oil could be getting inside combustion chamber. Another possibility is that the catyletic converter might have broken up and colapsed onto the screen where it goes into the exhaust. Might give the rotten egg smell and block the exhaust enough to cause backpressure sufficient to cause the engine to run poorly too.
Try putting your palm over the exhaust pipe , if the exhaust is coming out in pulses (pop ,pop,pop) thats normal , if it is just slowly flowing out with no noticable pulses , I would check into the cat converter problem.

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White smoke in the exhaust, more so on a cold start. That's steam. Water is getting into the combustion chamber. Most likely coolant.
Put your hand in the white smoke to capture the odor. (don't burn yourself)
What does your hand smell like? Coolant (anti-freeze & water) smells sweet.
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