Iowa Chapter Director
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ames, Iowa
the 96-98 heads are all the same, I dont know why they list them as different. Thats pretty effing expensive. Is that fel-pro? I can look up pricing at work for you if you like, I work at o'reillys. It doesnt necessarily have to be a blown headgasket to be leaking coolant. You could have a leaking low intake manifold gasket which would seep coolant into the intake port(s) and blow white smoke. Or you could have an external coolant leak like lower manny gasket that blew to the outside of the ehad. Have you looked around the motor for any indications of something being wrong? I'd also do a compression check and see what you come up with.
1988 Notch Mustang: - 438W, direct port n2o, t56
2003 SVT Focus: - SCT X3 tuner