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Now that I got my van to start again an old problem that hadn't showed it ugly head until I cleaned and repaired oil leaks and cleaned trottle body. When starting in cold weather it idles rough and exhaust is white also a very bad oder is present from the looks of it I have a coolent leak I determined that it could be one of these bad head gasket , cracked head or egr spacer plate how do I pin point the problem ? Noticed that intake manifold and egr ports had more than just light carbon when cleaned.


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If you're blowing white smoke out of the exhaust, that means you're burning coolant, so the most likely problem you're facing is a blown head gasket. A leakdown tester would come in handy to find out for sure, but not many people have access to one. If the engine has a lot of miles on it, or if it's been poorly maintained, you might not want to put any money into it. A big repair like replacing head gaskets can lead to a bottom end failure on old, worn out engines.
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Thanks well I may not have to worry about it now driving less than 30 mph it just died on me not able to restart. Time to find someting better.


   
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