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I have a 1982 truck with a 22R engine. When starting I get a

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I have a 1982 truck with a 22R engine.
When starting I get a white smoke out of the exhaust, you leave it running for a long time
still no change I tried a rag at the exhaust I don't see oil or antifreeze on the rag,
any idea??? maybe a head gasket!
Roger
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Anytime you see thick white smoke coming out of the tailpipe, you have coolant getting into the cylinders vai a deteriorated head gasket. The coolant is compressed and during the combustion process, the ethylene glycol ignites causing the white smoke. Thsi really sounds like a failed head gasket.

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

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