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Water/White Smoke from tailpipe

It doesn't do it when it's idling, but if I rev it up what looks like water (doesn't smell like anti-freeze, gas, or anything, so I assumed it was water) and a little bit of white smoke comes from the tailpipe. Is that a blown head gasket?
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does it smell "sweet", white smoke usually means bhg, but if it doesnt have a sweet smell to it, it usually isn't.
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Its likely just condensation. Like david says, antifreeze has a sweet burnt smell to it. Steam will increase this time of year with the colder temps.
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Yup, if it smells sweet its anti-freeze. If it does it on a cold morning after sitting awhile, its just condensation in the exhaust and it is nothing to worry about.
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Okay. I just smelled it and it didn't smell sweet or anything. It has been sitting and not ran for around two weeks now, could that be the problem?
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Drive it until it's fully warmed up. At least 15 minutes. Then check for white smoke.
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Mine car has a bit of watter and some smoke at first start, but it goes away after everythings warmed up. If it doesnt smell sweet, youre ok.
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Yes if the car has been siting for a long period water will condensate in the exhaust and may take some time to blow it all out. Running the car for a couple of days should stop the smoke.
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