Why is my 1998 eclipse blowing white smoke out the tailpipe on 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse

What process should I follw if my 1998 Eclipse is blowing white smoke out of it not only when I am driving but also at an idle what should I start with first the headgasket are the motor

by in Grand Prairie, TX on June 07, 2010
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ANSWER by on June 07, 2010
White smoke is normally coolant or in some cases oil (be careful and apply common sense not to burn yourself) In the instance you have a blow head gasket- -Check for irregular engine idle operation -Check for oil and water contamination -Check with the radiator cap off, foaming of small bubbles appear from cooling system when idling. -Check for coolant smell or rapid condensation build up on your hand from exhaust -Water/coolant in the bore when left over night -Drive the car till hot as possible, quickly remove spark plugs and insert a long enough screw driver in each port and pull out after 30 seconds, if condensation is seen on the tip, head gasket is to be replaced and head checked.