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Titan 04 shooting white smoke out of exhaust on startup

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My Titan 04 is blowing shooting white smoke out the exhaust on startup and I read on here some same issues other truck owners are having. We took it in and they said that it might need a new engine but they need to do a test first to see if the "caps" or "cats" were sucked into the engine and if so then we need a new engine. How can that be. Granted it is a 04 at 90,000 miles but we take good care of it and seem to have nothing but issue after issue. One of the more major issues that we have had is that it was leaking fluid and as soon as we got the leak fixed the tranny started slipping and we needed to replace that. Now this! I read that this engine issue is not common but has happened with the Titan due to Nissan not wanting to install ER valves when they are built. If that is so and it is a noted problem, how can Nissan ignore that it is not a consumers fault and just fix it or recall them. Mine is out of warranty! Any suggestions????
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Have you noticed a loss in power, in the sense that the exhaust feels clogged, if it does then that would be your cats are damaged, and need to be changed. As for the white smoke, as King said, it may be your VCG need to be changed, also you may have some slug build up on the inside of the gaskets, which could cause you to have white smoke coming from your exhaust.
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