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Knocks when you start it and smokes only at first. when it is warm doesn't do it

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  • Joseph Weisenberger
    Joseph Weisenberger May 11, 2010

    What color is the smoke and where is it coming from? Have you done any major work recently?

  • Donnie Wilson
    Donnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    Are you useing any coolant

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