99 Ford tauras

Tiny
LATINA314
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
I have a 99 ford tauras. About 97000 miles. Had head gaskets fixed in april. Now car is sometimes blowing white smoke. Goes through alot of oil. Had an oil change used 20/50 in one week the dip stick showed min. Mark. Instead of max mark. Mechanic checked and said test showed pistons and gasket are fine. Also makes a clicking noise when accellerating. Please help what could be wrong.
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Thursday, June 29th, 2006 AT 5:27 PM

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Tiny
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If it is definitely white smoke, that's coolant, clicking could be a whole gaggle of possibilities. I would have someone competent perform a leakdown test to confirm or deny another headgasket problem as soon as possible. Why would you use 20 50 oil, calls for 5 30
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Friday, June 30th, 2006 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I'll get the leakdown test done right away. The reason used 20/50 was mechanic said change to thicker oil to see if it would'nt burn as fast but obviously that wasn't the probelm. Thanks again.
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Saturday, July 1st, 2006 AT 11:49 AM

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