2000 Daihatsu Cuore Bad white smoke

Tiny
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  • 2000 DAIHATSU CUORE
  • 1.0L
  • 3 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Please can you help me, my car started smoking white smoke from the exhaust so my mechanic told me my rings have gone, I sent in my block and it was reboared and I had to buy new pistons and rings. I also bought new valves and valve stem seals as the compression was not right. The mechanic checked that the rings were the right size and that the pistons fitted properly. When the pistons were put in he checked to see that there was no play on the pistons, they were perfect. Then engineers fitted the valves and seals and my mechanic reassembled the motor. When we started the engine it is doing the exactly the same thing - thick white smoke pouring out the exhaust and you can smell the oil, in fact it has got worse, I don't know what to do as everything has been replaced with new parts, even the engineers cant understand what is going on.
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 AT 10:57 PM

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Tiny
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Oil burns blue, so if you see white smoke, oil isn't the problem. White smoke comes from the burning of antifreeze (coolant). Therefore, I believe you have a warped head or a bad head gasket or a cracked block which is allowing coolant to enter the combustion chamber.
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 5:24 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the reply, but if it was coolant shouldn't I be loosing water and the engine overheating. This is not happening and this thick white smoke that comes out when I am driving doesnot disappear quickly like smoke caused by water would this hangs in the air that you cannot see cars behind you
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 5:52 AM
Tiny
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There are no other fluids that will burn white. It as to be coolant. As far as the consumption, a small amount can cause a lot of smoke.

Take a look at this and let me know what you think.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/white-smoke-or-steam-coming-from-the-exhaust-pipe
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 8:39 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the information, If it is the coolant why am I using so much oil. I drive to and from work for two days which is not very far and already I am a pint short of oil and you can smell the oil when the white smoke is coming out of the exhaust.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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That's a good question. Oil burns blue.
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 AT 5:24 AM
Tiny
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Yip that is why I am so confused cause it is white smoke pouring out the exhause but the car is using oil and as I said you can smell the oil badly.
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
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I hate to say it, but it doesn't make sense to me. Is there any consumption of coolant? Could there be an oil leak? Try this, when the engine is cold, remove the radiator cap and start the engine. Does any of the coolant shoot out?
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 AT 8:35 AM

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