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Smoke coming from muffler when idled and driving

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If its not an abnormal amount of smoke its fine, its probably just getting old. If its a lot of smoke, ur radiator could be leeking into ur oil wich would cause smoke. To check this, turn ur car on on flat ground for about 2min, then turn the car off, pull out the oil stick, whipe it, put it back in, take it back out just like ur checking ur oil amd if ur seeing neon colors on the stick (usually red or green) then thats it. Theres is many ither things it could be, but thats the most common....IF ITS AN ABNORMAL AMOUNT OF GAS

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