Rattle engine sound and white smoke

Tiny
BEBOBEBO
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  • 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Today when started to drive few meters the engine dash light and message -check hybrid system- when want stop it engine develop rattle sound and exhaust develop white smoke then when I stopped alone and all dash warning came on dash and green ready light stopped
note; I did not notice anything before about performance of my car
I took to mechanic and check obd2 and showed fail to start engine and these codes P2012 and P407.
What happened to my car? Does mean engine failure?
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 AT 11:10 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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I checked through our database and both codes are not listed. Are you sure the codes are correct?
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Monday, July 4th, 2016 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning.

From your description, it sounds like you have coolant in the combustion chamber of the gas engine and that is producing the white smoke you see and the noise.
I would have a shop check the cooling system for you as it sounds like you have internal engine damage from a possible bad head gasket.

Roy
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Monday, July 4th, 2016 AT 8:05 AM
Tiny
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Thanx. He opend engine top and the camshafts was excellent and told the problem most likely from bottom, cylinder, piston.
The smoke is from oil as coolant level is ok
my question do u advice to repair engine and what things is repairable if iwant repair or to change engine?
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Monday, July 4th, 2016 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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By the way, white smoke is coolant, if you were burning oil, it would be blue.

Roy
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Monday, July 4th, 2016 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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Ok, it is blue smoke
But I am confused bcz I dont know why my engine had damaged,
It is new car and I used to change engine by my self every 3000 miles
Why this happend and what r possibke causes to prevent this insult again when I will repair
Thanx
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 AT 8:47 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Seems like your con-rod bearings gave way causing the noise. Such instances are usually due to lack of oil in system or a drop in oil pressure. Ask your mechanic if there are any signs of clogging of the oil strainer due to sludge accumulation.
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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Thanx
he told me the cause mot likely bcz of type of oil I put as I used 0w20 and he told u should use more heavier oil like 5w30 0r 10w30 bcz in middle east the weather is hotter than usa or Canada
I don't know if this is true as I I became more sure it may be the reason
what do u think sir?
My 2nd question does rebuid engine worth and if I did does engine return in good shape like new one?
Thanx a lot
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Thursday, July 7th, 2016 AT 1:56 AM
Tiny
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Rebuilt engines are supposed to be almost new as worn or bad components are replaced with new ones and should function like a new engine.

0W20 might be a little light for hot weathers but still I do not believe that is the cause of your problem as the mileage you have is not too high. I too would advise on a higher viscosity oil, preferably 10w30 or 10w40 due to your weather.

I would also advise against using oil additives if your are using any now.
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Thursday, July 7th, 2016 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Thanx a lot sir
iam cofused about thing if u can help me to choose between 2 choices
first - to do engine rebuilt despite it is costly
or
2nd - put toyata used engine from 2014 hybrid Toyota camry with mileage 4000 only and the price of it almost same to do engine rebuilt
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Friday, July 8th, 2016 AT 12:25 PM

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