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Old 01-23-2013, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinecone View Post
White smoke is indicative of coolant. And coolant into the cylinder/exhaust. Typically blown head gasket. Oil smoke is blueish.
No oil on dipstick after an oil change would be dealer's fault. Bad head gasket would not be dealer's fault. But I think head gaskets fail slowly with gradual loss of coolant, and do not suddenly open up and blow clouds of smoke.
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