Idling high and blows white smoke at highway speed

Asked by Nov 14, 2016 at 11:28 PM about the 1984 Toyota Camry LE Liftback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When starting idles rough sometimes dies
then heats up idles high and when at
highway speed it blows white smoke
doesn't over heat and no coolant in oil

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It still maybe a head gasket, in the early stages you may not notice any change in the engine oil, but a miss that happens on initial start up then slowly goes away is a sure sign of coolant in a combustion chamber. A simple block check will tell the tale.

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I agree my thoughts were a head gasket seeping

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What Engine is in this vehicle. Automatic or Standard Tranny. Does this vehicle have power brakes?

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