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Kole Spencer

Kole ... 10/5/2017

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 6 Cyl 3.00L

Engine

White smoke coming from engine and exhaust

Car overheated, now have misfiring problems under 2300rpm and white smoke coming from engine and exhaust

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Jimm

Jimm 10/5/2017

From the description, sounds like cylinder head gasket failure.
To determine, have these two inexpensive tests performed; cylinder leak down and compression test
The results from the combination of these two tests will help you with knowing which repairs are needed.

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Jimm

Kole Spencer 10/5/2017

Thank you

HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 10/5/2017

If you have white smoke and misfiring after an overheating event, you already have a diagnosis confirmed, a bad head gasket, while add'l testing is great, its not necessary to have add'l expense. Now what you want to do is pick a mechanic you are comfortable with to do the repair which will be costly, maybe more that the car is worth. Its gonna be around 1800

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