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Car wont crank after sitting overnight. try to start it and white smoke creeps out of the tail pipe and car wont start

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white smoke at end if tail pipe.
you didnt say where,?

white smoke has 2 reasons.(tail end)
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steam goes away fast and looks just like moms tea pot. and smells sweet, like the antifreeze in engine. (rad cap off ,sniff sniff, cold engine)

oil burning, smoke is very very slow to go away.
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low oil invites blowing up a good engine.
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my wild guess is you meant to say
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this engine btw is a G10 3 cylinder.
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tail end.
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