Over heating and blue smoke from exhaust

Tiny
ZANE84
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  • 2000 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
I have a 2000 ford taurus which just started overheating and blowing blue smoke out of the exhaust. This is the first time it's ever done this. The antifreeze was spewing out of the resevoir and the car eventually shut off until it cooled down. The car was shuttering and giving off a very bad odor inside the car. I'm just wondering what might be the issue so I can fix it and get back to work.
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 1:29 AM

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Tiny
2CEXPT
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Sounds like you blew the head gasket-block and pressure tested-
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 1:54 AM
Tiny
FIXITMR
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You dont have a temp guage/warning light? You were half asleep right?
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 2:20 AM
Tiny
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Well ya know if I had been awake to see the gauge I would have shut it down, but I figured I either blew a head gasket or the rings got cooked. I checked the oil after I got it back home and it was below the minimum mark so I changed the oil and filter and it runs pretty smooth compared to the drive home after it intially quit. It's missfireing like crazy but I figure at least a couple of the plugs are bad. Any further input would be great minus smart remarks which don't do anyone any good. Thanks
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 4:10 AM
Tiny
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Well now you need to see if it will hold coolant or just blow it out? If you fill it and the bottle bubbles pretty bad cold you probably blew a gasket. As far as frying the rings that's harder to do then you think. It may be not as bad as you imagine at all.
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 10:08 AM

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