1997 Ford Explorer Exhaust and white smoke

Tiny
BONESBRIGADE
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Ive got a ford explorer that in the when I first crank it up. It`ll exhaust some white smoke out of the exhaust. It`ll go away in a matter of minutes. It runs fine. Seems like when it blows white smoke, it kind of runs a lil rough as far as the idling. I had asked a mechanic about it. He seems to think it is the lower intake gasket because I am having some coolant leak somewhere. Its not a whole lot of coolant and ive never had any overheating problems. I was wanting your opinion on this. Thanks for answering my question!
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 7:52 AM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Sounds like a coolant leak into a cylinder(s). The intake manifold would be the first thing to ckeck. Worse case scenario would be a headgasket or a cracked head, but I doubt it. Hope this helps.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2019 AT 5:12 PM

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