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Car won't run.Turns over & sputters, but won't stay running.

Yesterday, I noticed thicker exhaust, like burning oil. I drove home about 2 hr drive. Today wouldn't start. Removed the air filter cover & tryed. Now, this aien't suppose to happen, the gas seemed to backfire out the intake. Tried a few more times & a flame shot out instead of just backfireing. I recently replaced the thermostat & water pump for over heating. Just got oil change 2 days ago. Tune up last summer. The car has 181,000 mi.

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How hot did it get before you chg. thermostat? Could have jumped time, timming chain maybe, cracked head, or head gasget. whatever it is don't sound good. Oil smoke, flame throer, that meny mi. motor junk........ Not what you want to hear i know.

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