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1995 Mini-Pajero. After my car warms up, It smokes profusely from the tail pipe. (White smoke) If I drive around at a higher RPM it eventually stops and does not start smoking again. But If I stop and shut off my car. It will start smoking again almost immediately (within 2 minutes). I think there is an oil leak inside my turbo. The Radiator Coolant is normal and not dropping. Oil consumption has increased to about 1 quart per month. Heavy city driving daily approx 40 miles. Turbo is kicking in as normal. I read that if I increase the NPT nipple on the gravity oil drain that this should fix the problem. I am thinking about ordering a new turbo and having a maintenance shop replace it. But also note that car inspection is comming up in Sept here in Japan and other problems (Drive Shaft Gears) will probably cause it to fail. What is the problem and is it worth getting it repaired. Shop quoted approx 600 dollars to replace. I can probably do it myself, but I have a better chance of passing inspection if they repair it.

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Certainly sounds like a head gasket. The coolant level will take a while to drop, but it will. A cup of coolant can make a lot of steam, and and oil would be blue smoke, not white.
Try running it with the rad cap off, and see if there is a constant flow of bubbles coming up in the rad. If there is, it's bad news.
Good luck.

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