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I have just topped up the oil with a different grade of oil, I was assured this would not bea problem as long as the oil fell within the manufacturers guidelines. On next starting the engine both exhausts were billowing white smoke. Have I put too much oil in or is there something more sinister afoot?

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    Similar problem. I changed the oil and spark plugs when my 1991 Mazda 323 2 door hatchback started billowing smoke until it warmed up. Now, six months later it uses ~1 qt of oil every two weeks and billows smoke until it warms up. Ring job or did the injector cleaner work for the last person.





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When u had to top off how low was it ur ring have gone bad now. oil in geting in the costubition chamber. that is why ur burning oil check your spark plugs and see if they are oily and nasty you can change them and put some injector cleaner and see if that works it might. other wise your are going to have to do a ring job

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