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Smokie when left engine running

When i leave the car engine running for a few mins then pull off there is alot of somke why

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If you're seeing blue smoke it's from oil burning and indicates bad valve guide seals. At idle the engine vacuum is high and sucks oil through the valve guides. If it's white smoke it's from burning coolant in the cylinders indicating a cracked head or leaking head gasket.

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