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My 98 nissan maxima starts to burn oil and smoke under my hood after being on for 10 minutes...whats the problem, how can i fix it, and how much will it cost?

When my car is running for about 10 minutes, oil starts to burn under my hood...whats the problem and how can i fix it?!

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Valver cover gaskets. Had the same exact problem and that was the problem. The gaskets are leaking oil onto the manifold (exhaust) and once the car warms up it burns the oil and causes it to smoke. It shouldnt cost more than $200 to fix it.

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You must have a leak under your hood. Find the leak and fix it.

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