This is an interesting one. I feel it's tied into the coolant missing. A head gasket could cause you to burn the coolant, but the (white) smoke usually exits through the exhaust. If it was a water pump, there would be evidence of a leak at the pump or around it. Plus, I would think you would see it when you parked. When you opened the hood, was it at all evident where the smoke may have come from? If you check the oil, is there any evidence that coolant may be getting into the oil?
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 10:40 PM