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It could be a head gasket or a cracked head. Look at the exhaust manifold for each cylinder on the side that has the white smoke, the cylinder that has the leak will cause that port on the manifold to get super hot. One way to quickly identify which port is to spray some cheap black (or color of choice) paint on the exhaust manifold and fill the radiator and start the engine. The paint on the bad cylinder will burn off first.

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Q: If there is no water in the oil but the engine is hot and the radiator is empty and white steam is coming out of the tailpipe is it possible that the head gasket broke only on 1 side and is not mixing with oil?
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