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Smoke coming from air vents when a/c is on or after car is up to regular operating temperature. Car over heats regularly. Smells like oil when I gas car to quickly.

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I just took my 03 dodge ram conversion van to pep boys.They said I had only water in my radiator and it needed flushing and coolant added. So I paid the $89.00 and let them do it. This morning on the way to work...white smoke was coming form enine everywhere. It was fine before they flushed the radiator. What happened?.

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