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Smoke is coming from the dipstick, 6.5L turbo diesel

When the engine is running smoke comes from the dipstick it is a GM 6.5 turbo diesel engine, I don't know what it may be the cause of this, any help would be very helpful.

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Sounds like you have a clogged PCV valve thats the valve that lets the gases that get into the crankcase be rerouted back into the intake. It's silver about two inches and is usually in a rubber fitting in the valve cover and will have a hose on the other end. it's no tools installation just pull the hose off pull it out and replace with a new one. thats the first thing i'd do - 10 mins and 10 bucks should do it

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