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Blue smoke on start-up

Rapid increase in oil consumption and lack of power

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Do a compression test to see what your cylinders are sitting at, then pour a cap of oil in each one and test again if it goes up its your head if nothing changes and still low numbers its your rings, blue = oil and would explain loss of power at pistons, time for a rebuild sorry to say good luck though

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