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Double check the thermostat and make sure the water pump is doing its job. To check the thermostat, simply take it out and reassemble the housing with out the unit. Run the engine and hopefully it will get warm to hot. If not check the pump.
Blown head gasket or cracked head. I'll guess this happened after overheating the engine. The compression of the affected cylinder will blow coolant out of the radiator and coolant in the cylinder burning shows up as white smoke in the exhaust.
white smoke is caused by-- water or anti-freeze entering cylinder . if in radiator or the overflow tank. it will look like a chocolate milk shake. check on oil dipstick for traces of water or anti-freeze. also, a bad head gasket will let water or anti-freeze in combustion area. head gasket symtoms if bad. Symptom #1: Chronic Engine Overheating Symptom #2: Significant Drop in Coolant Level Symptom #3: Mixing of Coolant and Engine Oil Symptom #4: White Smoke from Exhaust Pipe popping of overflow cap Symptom #6: Air Bubbles in Radiator Symptom #7: Engine Lacks Power GOOD-DAY!
White smoke from the exhaust when driving off atr the lights indicates oil is getting into the combustion chamber/s. This is caused by worn piston rings or worn valve guides. This problem requires a major engine overhaul/repair.
White smoke is usually caused by burnt engine oil especially when accelerating from the stop lights. This is caused by either worn piston rings or worn valve guides. Worn pistons requires a major engine overhaul/rebuild or an exchange engine.
Does the smoke occur all the time? If it is present just after start up and then goes away, it could be no problem at all. There is always some condensation in the exhaust at start up. It is more noticeable in cold weather.
However, if it is there constantly, and you are losing coolant, it could mean there is a headgasket problem. Watch your coolant level and watch your temperature gauge. If the coolant starts disappearing, and the car starts overheating, stop it immediately and get it to an auto repair shop. Driving a car with a bad headgasket can cause major engine damage.