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A lot of smke going out

There are a lot of smoke going out i don!t know what is the problem.

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It is most likey the rings that are letting the oil get past thru them, try changing the engine oil first, if nothing happens you need to try the rings, its quite a days worth of work so not sure it'll be cheap, hope all goes well thanks

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