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Blueish cloudly smoke coming out of exhaust when i start the car up

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  • walterp1946 Apr 11, 2009

    my porcshe smokes like crazy, the oil on the dipstick shows to much oil, changed the oil,put in right amouint, next day ir was lower on the stick,plenty of smoke,but runs okay

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Wonder how many 1987 911's have ever had water mixed with there engine oil?

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Check that you don't have a bad headgasket but for some reason you have water mixing with your oil. it's probably your head gaskets sorry have it checked out before it gets worse

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Have you ruled out a blown head gasket?

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