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White smoke? i have an 2001 beetle..it just started blowing white smoke excessively out of the tail pipe, shortly after the check engine light came on. it's got 120,000 miles, any suggestions?

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It's just condensation. Water will also drip from the pipe.

The colder it is, the worse the 'smoke' will be. I was in Vernal, Utah earlier this week, drove through -18*F weather, my truck never quit blowing white smoke.

And NO IT IS NOT YOUR HEADGASKET

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