Are you losing any coolant?
White smoke and burniing coolant is usually asociated with each other. You may want to pull the plugs, look at them for abnormalties and compression test the motor.
On a side note, The 1998 windstar 3.8 motors are somewhat of a timebomb. That particular one was only designed for that year and is tough to find used as they are undependable.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008 AT 5:12 AM