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When starting up even when warm a large plume of smoke comes out and the car stinks of burning oil

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When you turn off,the engine is still sucking air in so a small amount of oil passes down the valve guides,into the cylinders,If excessive smoke produced you will need valve guides.around 150k is about right......

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