Help: 2006 Land Cruiser billowing smoke (1 Viewer)

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My 2006 Land Cruiser just started billowing smoke.
I had almost finished a 130 mile highway trip and pulled off the interstate to get gas. I noticed a slight miss/lack of power when pulling into gas station. After filling up, when I restarted I got a huge cloud of smoke. I immediately pulled over and called my wife to pick me up or follow me home.

after sitting for 5 minutes, I restarted and there was not much smoke, just a puff. She followed me for about 10 minutes and then it started to smoke heavily. I shut it down, and it’s currently parked.

any ideas? No idiot lights. No DTC codes. Appeared gray.
 

JunkCrzr89

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Valve seal, piston ring, clogged PCV valve, etc. If gray and not white, It’s burning oil 😔 If white, then you’ve popped a head gasket 😢
 
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^^this, hopefully not. Check your coolant first on the radiator, see if it has lost some or a significant amount, then check next the coolant reservoir. Check also your oil dipstick level.
 

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Update: Shop thinks it was the PCV stuck open. They replaced it and the hose, said it seems to be running fine but they're going to put a few miles on it and make sure.

Hopefully that's all it is. Sounds right. Would hate to see your new truck have a head gasket blown. Do the Ts!
 

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