Engine bogged down, white smoke from tail pipe

Tiny
THEFOXYWRITER
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  • 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
This car has had an oil leak for the last year. The problem was I could never find where the oil was going. I was driving the car and it suddenly bogged down and now is firing tons of white smoke out the tailpipe. Last I checked that meant it was burning oil. So my thinking is something happened to the head gasket but i'm not to sure. It's still running and I was able to get it home. Any ideas?
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Sunday, January 10th, 2021 AT 10:44 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

White smoke is an indication of burning coolant, not oil.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/white-smoke-or-steam-coming-from-the-exhaust-pipe

The head gasket needs to be checked with a leak down test to confirm.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

I posted below youtube videos of the repair.

Roy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovd5A17_Ovc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QOjcrJO6iM&t=10s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMwJMpqjUPQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7413V3ymwgw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUUnxG9aXBU
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Sunday, January 10th, 2021 AT 2:47 PM

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