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Hi I have RX2001 Lexus. I love this car. I been taking care of the car, regularly. Yester while I was driving the white smoke star coming from the exust and slow drive. I hardly reached at the safe spot. I start it again the same thing smoke but no engine light and no warning on the dash board. I towed the car to Lexus dealer they have given me the code 175,300,302,304,306. Can you tell me that how it should cost me to fix it. Dealer ofcourse rip you off. I cannot afford what they told me. i have friend of mine is lexus machanic. bu I need to know that how much it can cost me to fix it.

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The dealer is not necessarily a rip off, just somewhat more costly than an independant shop. The cause of this issue is what is going to be costly. White smoke is coolant and something either cracked (very expensive, warped (more cost friendly), of damaged. It WILL NOT BE A HEAD GASKET, as a head gasket can only be the victim, not the cause. Warpage, for example manifests as a gasket failure, but replace gasket only and you will fail again pretty quick, warpage gets resolved with fly cutting the head, new flat surface and the repair will last.

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    James Apr 02, 2014

    if it blogs and white smokes and no power all of a sudden it ran fine then wont go over 15mph it is clogged cat and it has three and it meatal and my car melted them had the same and the ehust cost 1100 and 175 x2 for your o2 senioor

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    James Apr 02, 2014

    o forgot to tell you check your oil and if its milkly then its a blown head so hope not

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