White smoke

I have a 2000 Chevy S-10 automatic with 151059 miles and it died three times this morning on my way to work and my oil gauge was low. So, I put in oil and on my way home white smoke started to come out the muffler and the truck felt like it did not want to shift. I was able to go about 30 mph without the smoke for about 15 miles, then I was able to go 60 for another 15 miles until I was going about 55 and it felt like it wanted to die before it caught itself. Did I put too much oil in it, my temp gauge was normal as was everything else.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 AT 7:03 PM

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White smoke is an indication that coolant is being burn in the combustion chamber. Get the tests done below to find out what's happening.

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.

If the block and pressure test passes check the following: Thermostat, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 AT 12:50 PM

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