Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust on Mercury Cougar

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

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Average mileage: 99,265 (34,500–150,000)
Engine affected: 3.8L V6
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
17 people reported this problem
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1993 Mercury Cougar- 3.8L V6150,000
water going right though it out the exhaust, put stop leak but it still losing water
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Temp getting hot,and then cooling off.White smoke coming from exhaust.Used block sealer from part's store.Seem's to be working so far.
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1990 Mercury Cougar- 3.8L V6100,000
White smoke and radiator hose bad
1990 Mercury Cougar- 3.8L V6100,000
White smoke and radiator hose bad
I had hydrocarbons in radiator overflow, plus white smoke coming from tailpipe,it was over heating and loosing coolant.I used blue devil block seal on it two years ago and it took care of it ever since.
started it up to leave for work it was running rough so i give it a little and it started blowing smoke out of the tail pipe no warning at all the head gaskets was going to give out
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