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I have an 02' Jaguar xtype sport 3.0. For about a year now at start up it has alot of white smoke coming from exhaust, its not o/h. Could this be the cc

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Hi Kevin,

White smoke is indicative of water (or coolant) evaporating in the heat put out by your motor. The good news is that it stops. The likely cause is condensation that formed over night is burning off.

So, riddle me this:

Do you experience loss of power?
Coolant levels inexplicably getting lower?
White froth on the dipstick?
Oil in the coolant?

If not, there's probably nothing to worry about. But let's err on the side of caution. Have a compression test done on all cylinders. This is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to tell if a head gasket has failed.

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White smoke usually means engine coolant do half to ever add coolant this means head gaskets coolant sets on top of piston and when you start the car it burns off the coolant but it could just be exhuast gases

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