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Have 2005 pt crusier 2.4 turbo

It smokes real bad when you first start it up after it sits for a while does not seem like oil or coolant what else could cause this problem

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Its oil. Oil is leaking past the valve seals, letting oil seep into the combustion chambers when sitting. This is a pretty small leak that shows its ugly head when starting it up after it sits a bit. Keep driving it, not a major problem. Just keep an eye on your oil level.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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The motor is gone and the switch could be gone too.

I would replace both to be on the safe side.
The switch is not that expensive. The motor is more expensve.

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You have a drain plug on the botton of the engine. Your filer is right there as well.
Changing the coolant there is a plug on the botton of the ratiator. Lefts side (Driver) right on the radiator lower tank. Make sure you refill coolant correctly. Get all the air out of the system Run the heater at full blast.

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