Head Gasket gone again – 300TDI – is it the veggie oil?

It's annoying, but it seems that after only 10K miles the head gasket has gone (or is going) again. Got quite a bit of white smoke on start-up, so I suspect that water is leaking into the exhaust system again. Given that my Discovery 300TDI is old and high mileage, I would not be surprised, but it's had a new skimmed head and a new gasket. This leads me to think that either their is a problem with the new gasket, perhaps a problem with the block or perhaps it's the WVO (waste veggie oil) that I'm using? Each sound progressively less likely, but there is clearly a problem here. When I get a moment, I will take the head off again and have a look. Bit annoying though.

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