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Is it bad to drive my 2006 Malibu with blue smoke from tailpipe

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Your car is burning oil,it probably has high miles.

Make sure to maintain the proper oil level.

Look at you oil level as being the equivelant to blood in your body,without oil your car will die.

Is it leaking somewhere or are you burning it ?

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Other possible causes of blue exhaust smoke include: piston wear, worn valve seals, a dirty or non-functioning PCV valve, worn piston rings, an intake manifold gasket leak, worn engine oil seals and possibly even head gasket failure. Oil leaking into the cylinders can cause a rough idle, misfire and fouled spark plugs.

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That could be a sign of a blown head gasket check and make sure the car is not over heating if so that may be the case.

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