Re: 5.0 Coolant Leak/White Smoke Advice
Well, at this point, I really can't say with certainty that it isn't either of those two suggestions. However, I know that before my V/C gasket repair I didn't have any coolant leaks so it would seem like a big coincidence for a head gasket to go right at start up after the V/C gasket job. I have to believe the smoke is due to the original EGR gasket leak. As for over pressurized cooling system, would bypassing my EGR spacer cause that condition to occur? I was hoping that most of the coolant contamination came out during the oil change. I'm assuming that there is not a second condition contributing to the white smoke now. I just have no idea how long that one leak should continue to cause smoke if there's no longer a current leak. The car probably ran for a few minute as I first detected the original leak.