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White smoke cuming out tailpipe 3400 v6

Need help white smoke is cuming from tail pipe but no preston in oil on dip stick i have to hold gas pedal down to start runs rought then runs fine once started first thing came to my mind was the head gaskit but no prestone in oil pan could it be the intake gaskit thats crack theres a little mostesher on oil cap on valecover the white smoke is not a big clowde of white smoke just a little like when it cold out side in winter an i have a coolent leak because losing preston how can i find out if head gaskit is blow or intake manefull thanks

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I would almost bet you have a blown head gasket or a cracked head. White smoke at the exhaust, loosing coolant, moisture on the underside of the oil fill cap, and on the dip stick are all signs of a blown gasket. The fact that there is no coolant in the oil does not mean it does not have a blown gasket. To find out for sure remove all spark plugs, disconnect the coil wire, and then run a compression test on all cylinders. If you find one or more with low compression you have a blown gasket. Do not drive this car any longer until you get this repaired. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue to drive it.

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