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Old 03-22-2010, 10:51 PM
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White smoke is either Coolant (steam) or unburned Diesel Fuel (you are seeing the atomized droplets). More likely undburned Diesel Fuel.

When I had that issue is was after I installed the Fuel Injection Pump on the Volvo. I got billowly White clouds of smoke. It was due to the timing being too retarded/late.
Advancing the timing took care of it.

I would look into cauese of retarded/late timing like Timing Chain being stretched and the Fuel Injection Pump Timing.
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