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Im having problems with my audi a6 turbo Quattro, it is smoking out of the passenger side tail pipe and you can smell a burning smell

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    What colour smoke ?,blue,? white ?,Black ?,is it also mis-firing ? is it hot or cold or all the time?and what size engine?

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If its blue smoke then your valve stem seals are worn and that is allowing oil to enter the cylinders and burning with the gas.

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