Report: White Smoke/CEL Due to Blown Head Gasket
Ford Windstar Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.8L V6
Average Mileage: 137,000 mi (111,000 mi - 155,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Ford Windstar, 3.0L V6, 111,000 mi
White smoke out of tailpipe, check engine light always on. Sometimes it would flash upon starting up. ANd I was going thru engine coolant like twice a week filling up the overflow container. Blown head gasket $1,000 later. UGH!
mine was doing the smokin. thought it was head gasket. ended up being intake manifold gasket. all ok after repair. At 189000 now
white smoke was blowing out the muffler, my mechanic diagnoised it as a blown head gasket. It cost me $2200 to reapir it.