Water in combustion chamber
One morning I left my truck idling in the yard while looking for my work badge. When I came out the yard was filled with white vapor that was pouring out of my tailpipe. Knowing this to be a sure sign of water in the combustion chamber I assumed one of my heads/head gaskets had failed. I pulled both heads and took them to a machine shop where they checked for cracks. The machinist said the heads were good and resurfaced them. I reassembled with new gaskets and head bolts and torqued everything to the specifications in my Haynes. I am still having the same problem. Once at temp, I can see a wisp of steam coming from cylinder 2 (the higher side).
Oh and it is a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 Flex Fuel 4wd Automatic.