If there is indeed white smoke it is happening from the combustion chamber itself. This means that water or antifreeze is getting into the chamber and is burning with the air fuel mixture inside the block. It evaporates and causes that white smoke to apear from the exhaust pipe, which is just evaporated water.
If this sympton is happening the cause is a head gasket. One thing you can do to know for sure is check to see if the radiator fliud level is running low or has been a little more quicker than usual. Also another thing you can do is check your oil dip stick and look at the quality of the oil, if there is a creamy look or unfamiliar look to the oil, antifreeze will be present in the engine oil.
Hope this Helps!
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 12:33 AM