So we've replaced all that goodies huh! Okay -nothing was mentioned about a thermostat.
What was causing the white smoke, did they rule out the headgasket/block/head for leakage.
To nail this problem have a block and pressure tests, Could air lock in the cooling system, try bleeding out might work, see below:
BLEEDING COOLING SYSTEM:
Always bleed air from cooling system after replacing coolant. Set heater for maximum heat. Remove radiator cap. Loosen drain plug and remove drain bolt (if equipped) from engine block. Drain coolant reservoir. Fill coolant reservoir to MAX mark with 50/50 water-coolant mixture. Loosen bleed bolt and fill radiator up to base of filler neck. Close bleed bolt when coolant flows out without bubbles. Tighten bleed bolt. With radiator cap removed, start and operate engine to normal operating temperature. Add coolant if necessary and check for leaks
Monday, September 17th, 2007 AT 2:09 AM