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Hello I have a 2001 ponitac aztec and I am being to have trouble with it. When I start it up it has white smoke and shakes really bad but once I get to driving it it drive perfect. I took it to a mechanic he told me I needed a new engine because when he took the cap of the engine there was white stuff on it. Please help really don't want to have to buy a new engine.

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IF the smoke is truly white, it is likely a blown head gasket. If its consuming oil and/or purple ish smoke, its got bad rings. Either way, its a significant operation if you're not mechanically inclined.

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SOUND LIKE LEAKING HEAD GASKET.ANTIFREEZE IS BURNING WITH FUEL CAUSE SEVERE ENGINE MISFIRE THATS WHY ENGINE SHAKING BAD ITS MISFIRING.TIME YOU NEED A NEW ENGINE WHEN ITS SMOKES HEAVY BLUE SMOKE USE A QUART OF OIL ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK.

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