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2009 Mazda 3s GT 2.3 manual, 21,000 miles; very rough starts, burning oil(blueish smoke from exhaust while warming up), turn the motor over/stall repeat several times before it is stable enough to go

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SOURCE: White smoke exhaust

White smoke is caused by coolant or water coming out the tail pipe. There is a chance that the white smoke was caused by water splashing up from a puddle onto the exhaust pipe. Keep an eye on the coolant level in the radiator in any event. If its less then there leak coolant leak in the car engine which is causing this problem....

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SOURCE: Blueish white smoke comeing from exhaust

Hello There

White smoke when first started is normal. If white smoke continues you have an internal coolant leak, i.e., cracked head/blown head gasket.
Black smoke is caused by a rich fuel condition.
Blue smoke is caused by oil consumption.

You need to check your oil cap for yellow/white gunk on the cap if you have this then this is a sign your head gasket is cracked. Check to see if your radiator coolant level is down this is also another sign.

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Oil level was too high/burning oil now

That is not correct.
You need to drive the car untill the oil burns out from your muffler.Don`t try it in the garage -need`s to be driven.
No repairs needed.
Make sure you check your oil level only in idle and warm engine.
always leave about 5mm before the top mark in case of overheating.

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check your glow plug relay! located on the right side head

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