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White smoke started coming out of exaust after a 20 sae oil change. rechanged oil with 40 sae and cleaned spark plugs, stopped smoking for about an hour and started smoking again weting the sparkplugs so that it will not start. 2000 windstar 3.8 engine.

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Replace the head gasket.

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