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Hey there,

I've tried to search everywhere for some absolute tells to what is going on. I recently have been losing more coolant than usual. Truck isn't overheating and there is no visible leak that I can find. I have an excessive amount of white smoke coming out of the tailpipe. I checked the oil and its the same level and not a milky brown texture. The coolant is also the same consistency and color as when I put it in. There seems to be a normal amount of pressure on the coolant system. I'm currently waiting for it to cool down so I can check the pressure under the coolant cap again. Is there another way I can check to get a definite diagnosis before I try and take it in to a mechanic? I'm a female and typically the mechanics in my area try to talk "over my head." I just want to walk in with knowledge so I don't get jerked around.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Lose of coolant and excessive white smoke ( steam vapor) from the tail pipe can indicate coolant leaking into the cylinders/exhaust of the engine and flashing off to steam. If the engine is still stock & has the EGR coolers, Its possible one is leaking coolant. If the engine has been deleted and the coolers are gone, it is more likely a head gasket problem.
 
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