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Old 03-10-2012, 09:49 AM
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Overheated white smoke coming out of the exhaust so i pulled ovever and ahut it off and i let it cool down when i went to start it again there was a single click and nothing else

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Old 03-10-2012, 10:24 AM
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Yes, your head gasket is blown. Time for a tow. If it wouldn't turn over, that is not a good sign.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:33 AM
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^what he said... and it's probably just hydro locked from the coolant in the combustion chamber
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:42 AM
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Overheated white smoke coming out of the exhaust so i pulled ovever and ahut it off and i let it cool down when i went to start it again there was a single click and nothing else

any ideas please post.
I second what FireRanger said!! Most likely a cylinder is full of coolant in what is called hydrostatic lock, simple physics you can't compress a liquid!! But the good news is it was still running when you turn it off. Had it been running you may have bent a rod or cracked a piston.
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