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12-01-03, 09:00 AM   #1  
car smoking

i have a 1983 cadillac deville with a rebuilt engine in it my problem is after i start it up for a while it start to smoke bad the color of the smoke it white and it have a funny smell coming from the exhaust pipe and the power steering cut will not hold fluid i have to keep putting in fluid can some one help me out

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12-01-03, 09:30 AM   #2  
The white smoke with a funny smell is probably anti-freeze getting into the combustion area due to maybe leaking head gasket or cracked block.

The power steering you need to pinpoint the leak and repair it.

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12-01-03, 10:25 AM   #3  
I agree it also sounds like a possible head gasket problem.

How new is this engine?? What is the vehicles history? Did you overheat it?

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12-01-03, 04:25 PM   #4  
mike from nj
is it a 4.1L engine, is it overheating too, is anything in the radiator that's green?

(punctuation too)

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12-02-03, 05:51 PM   #5  
Yes. Antifreeze is green. Probably a headgasket problem.

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