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I have a 2004 C230 wagon with 84,000 miles. When I started it this morning and throughout the day (in 90 degree weather) white smoke came from the exhaust. I did not notice a bad smell and it didn't smoke while driving. What's up?
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bad rings, head gasket, valve guides/seals, If the smoke smells sweet, it's antifreeze, could be warped/cracked head or head gasket. If it smells oily, guides/seals or rings, or even a vac leak on intake manifold and it's sucking oil from a really, really leaky valve cover gskt, but usually it's the other problems. Take off coolant cap and see if you see bubbles in coolant (while engine running)? See if oil looks like a milkshake?
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