96 Nissan maxima

Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 09:24 PM about the 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Purchased car a week ago.  And today driving 45
white smoke came from the muffler.  A lot of white
smoke.  What could the issue be.  I was told I had a
bad oil leak and was going to replace the valve
cover gasket.  But this happened could it be the
head gasket is blown?

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White smoke is coolant burning, so my guess would be head gasket has failed. You can perform a cylinder pressure test or leak down test to confirm.

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