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Smoke from engine

No smoke under heavy accel, but when foot goes off gas white smoke, help,

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Is the smoke white or blue? If white means that you have a leak of water or antifrezze into the combustion chamber. If blue, replace PCV valve, and air filter.

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Bad ring in the motor.. white smoke is oil not burnig up ..

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