I have white smoke coming from the tailpipe has a burnt plastic smell the engine is not smoking and the car is not overheating. The car runs and sounds fine. the car set up for the past 6 months. the person i bought it from was meticulous everything has been replaced the headliner interior new battery etc. I trust the people that sold it to me and feel they wouldn't do me wrong. I paid them just what it would benefit them to scrap it. The only thing that had not been done to the car was replace the water pump. could something from it sitting for so long be the problem. I do have to jump start the vehicle because the connections on the battery are loose. what do i do to determine the issue
Have a mechanic do a pressure test and leakdown test on the car. White smoke from the exhaust (lots of it) is an indicator of a headgasket problem - but it doesn't sound major, if the car temperature is normal. Get it checked, and then decide if the cost of a new head gasket is worth it for this car.
white exhaust is normal after starting from cold. it's just steam produced as part of the smoke from fuel burning normally. as the exhaust system heats up the steam will become transparent.
Mellted plastic smell and hard starting can be a sign of the engine earth connection being poor and the starting and charging current overheating A secondary earth wire.
Remove, check, clean, and re-fit the engine ground strap/wire