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Alot of exhaust when driving. makes a puttering noise. exhaust is blue. Smells like oil is burning.

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That's exactly what is happening causing blue exhaust. Bad head gasket, valves. Ck coolant to see if oil is mixing - head gasket- Compression test will answer other questions

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Causes can be:Worn piston rings or a score in the cylinder wall or a defective PCV valve (excessive crankcase pressure) or the crankcase is overfilled, check all of them.

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