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White smoke comes out of tailpipe when driving, steady stream of water also. 99k miles

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White smoke coming out of a tailpipe indicate water. Check your oil. Is it murky looking ? Is there an oily film in your radiator ? You may have one or more problems. Blown head gasket, cracked heads or water jacket.

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I would think a 1989 is too old to fix
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say 3000 to 4500 miles is too much,engine is
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The white smoke is from coolant entering the combustion chamber(s). Coolant can enter through the water passages sealed bu the head gasket. You have probably blown a head gasket. You should check your coolant level. You may have acracked head if you continue to drive it and overheat. The temp gauge only reads when exposed to coolant, not air. Take out thhe spark plugs and look them over. A white glossy apperance will indicate water in the combustion chamber. You may need to surface the head once you have it removed so that it is flat. Hope this helps.
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Rich
RPM Northwest

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That white color is a tell tale sign of a bad head gasket, when the head gasket goes your coolant mixes with your oil and the burns off causing the white smoke. I hate to give bad news but it's not cheap or easy to replace.

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I concur with emissionswiz; it sounds like a typical sign of a leaking of 'blown' head gasket and the white smoke could well be coolant+water.

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