1997 Isuzu Trooper white smoke

Tiny
GILRODJUNE5TH
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  • 1997 ISUZU TROOPER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 162,000 MILES
There is white smoke coming out of my pipe and when I shift into gear the vehicle putters or hops a little. What can be happenning?
and what should I do? Can I still drive it for a while?
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Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 AT 12:53 PM

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Tiny
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Might mean blown headgasket or crack head/block. Get the tests done below

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.
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Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 AT 1:17 PM

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