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white smoke and bogs down
I just purchased a 1998 4x4 van with a PS. At startup there is no smoke, but after a few minutes, the engine will spew out white smoke (a whole lot of white smoke) and when I attempt to add more throttle the engine just bogs down and won't get to 1600 RPM, and still pours out the smoke.
I took the van to a shop and the mechanic says: may need valves, or there is oil in the turbo, or may need engine (then he says "I have a used engine..."). I have no confidence in the mechanics honesty, but I don't know a whole lot about PS myself.
What are likely causes of white smoke and inability to get RPM's out of the motor? When driving, the van will hardly pull itself.