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White smoke coming from exhaust,need help

Put oil in,not sure if I put to much oil,but,white smoke started coming out of exhaust,also,sometimes the car takes a while to start

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    Brett Duxbury May 08, 2017

    Hi heavyb B, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    do you know what a oil dipstick is ?
    Can you check the dipstick and see if there is too much oil in the engine ?http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/car-r...
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    ou may be able to drain all the oil out into a container and then try correctly filling it up again.http://www.dummies.com/personal-finance/...

    I had a colleague I worked with over fill his engine with oil and he had to get a mechanic to fix the problem .

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White smoke is condensation from a buildup of water from within the exhaust system - if it was blue smoke then it is burning oil ... let car sit for a few minutes and take the dipstick out - wipe it clean - then re-insert dipstick - take it back out and check level against gauge at bottom of dipstick if you think you may have overfilled the oil

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