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My volvo is smoking heavily from the exhaust.the smoke is white and whenver i start it it smokes heavily.is this normal or it needs some attention.help please am so worried.its a 2002 s80 T6 model.

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Well white smoke means coolant, antifreeze burnning along with gasoline in the combustion chamber, you might have a blown head gasket, a compression test will tell you the where the problem is locate it, dont let this go to far without fixing the problem, or it will hurt your engine. Thanks.

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