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My 01 a4 quattro shoots out white smoke on occasion, is it a leaking head gasket? Im a mechanic in the army looking for the solution or a list of possibles. Thanks

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White smoke is usually a sign of coolant getting past the head gasket good call not fun fix. if you can test your system get a coolant pressure tester put it on you reservoir tank and see if the pressure rises once the car gets to operating temp if it climbs fast then yes it a head gasket

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Head gasket is the most likely of several possibilities which also includes a cracked head or block. Those are the top three possibilities in order.

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