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Up in Smoke

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My '03 started bellowing white smoke out the exhaust on my way to work this morning. There was oil residue at the end of the pipe and there was also some coolant on one of the hoses. I have no idea WTF could have happened. The warning light didn't go on, the temp didn't get too high, and it still has oil. I had to leave it at the side of the road and am left to imagine the worst as I wait to load it up and take it to the dealership this evening.

Maybe it will be an "opportunity" to transplant a 955 Daytona engine. Any idea of something inexpensive that could be causing the smoke? (i.e. is there ANY chance I won't need an expensive engine re-build? ???)
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Thanks for the replies. I guess a blown head gasket would seem to explain both oil getting into the cylinder(s) and some coolant leaking. Any idea what a reasonable cost would be to have the gasket replaced?

If the head is is coming out anyway, are there any high bang for the buck performance mods that you guys would recomend considering? Shave the head a little to increase the compression ratio? Daytona cams? Port and polish?
Sure enough, it was the head gasket.
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