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 , 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.