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I have a 3000GT VR4 from 1997. A month ago I had almost no oil in the car, way before due oil change. Yesterday, white smoke was coming out of the exhaust. One mechanic told me last week that I need a Drive Shaft Carrier and a Bearing, Top engine mount. Today, I hear from another mechanic (after the white smoke), that one of the Turbo's is leaking. Oh, two weeks ago Mitsubishi replaced the Rear Springs and Struts, and said the car was fine otherwise. I feel so overwhelmed. I wished I could speak to a "live person" on the phone. Maria Gelat

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Hi Maria,

Does the white smoke occur at start up then go away?
Was it cooler out the night before the white smoke started?

Likely it's condensation burning off.

To be on the safe side have a compression test run on all cylinders. It's a quick, easy and cheap way to find out if the head gasket is ok.

Also, I strongly advise you to get some second or third opinions for the remaining symptoms. Something smells fishy. I'm sure you know what I mean.

If you comment back or repost, I will do my best to help you out.

Best regards

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Well white smoke usually means coolant from the engine is being burned off take back and have them check for coolant on top of pistons this means you need head gaskets it could also be the turbo leaking coolant into exhaust good luck

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