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Water comes out of the exhust plus a putt putt nosie when car is runing

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Could be blown head gasket. White milky residue in oil? If so, not good.

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A putting sound from the exhaust is usually indicative of an exhaust valve leaking.
This was very common a few years back when unleaded petrol was first introduced and people were putting low octane petrol into cars that really needed four or five star petrol.
The lower octane petrol would burn the valve seats causing them to leak.
Go to a garage and get a compression test done, that will tell you straight away which cylinder is causing the problem.
As for the water, water is a natural by product of petrol combustion and is usually noticeable when the engine is cold.
It is possible that your putting sound and the water are one and the same fault, you could have a cracked cylinder head that is leaking coolant into the cylinder that has the leaking valve.
Time to take it to a garage for analysis.

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