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Smoking exhaust ( thick smoke)

My mechanic changed the gasket,cut and cleaned the head and change the rings... still smoking. 2003 altima

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More then likely the muffler and the catalytic converter is full of oil give it some time it may clear out. Good luck.

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You either have had the wrong valve seals installed, they are physically missing, or the valves are incorrect (too loose in the guides/stem too thin). The rocker arm seals will not contribute to your issue. If it did not have the oil smoke before you took the head off, the issue is with whatever the machine shop did. Valve seals have to fit TIGHT, or oil will go down the valve stem into the intake.
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you will get a white kinda smoak its like steam. check the thermostat and make sure its not stuck closed.

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