Car is sputtering and has white smoke coming out.

Tiny
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Car is sputtering and has white smoke coming out of tailpipe. Not running hot, no coolant in the oil, and runs fine in neutral.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 AT 10:59 PM

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Tiny
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White smoke usually indicates coolant is getting into the combustion chamber. Usual cause of that is a bad head gasket. That is where I would check first.

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Sunday, February 17th, 2013 AT 11:41 PM

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