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its tough for me to tell then from here for sure. does the truck sit a lot and is there any chance a lot of condensation is in the oil (just water accumulation from sitting or getting driven short distances)?? have you changed the oil since you bought it???
the only reason i a little worried here is the smoke you see could be bowby, which is the rings not sealing properly and is usually caused by dust being alowed to enter the motor but can also be caused by high miles, especially if the oil has not been changed regulary. i dont want to condemn anything right off the bat, especially since it doesnt build crankcase pressure, but i thought i would throw worst case out there so you understand what im looking for and why i have you check certain things.
some white "smoke" is normal, there will always be a bit. get it good and hot and then see what it looks like. if there is water in the motor, the smoke should be minimal since it will be mostly burned off after a long run. if there is blowby, it should be at its worst with a hot motor when the oil is thinner and not sealing as well, it also may build pressure on your hand then...let me know your findings and we will go from there.......Marc