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Car is producing a lot of smoke from exhaust when engine on and stuttering when driving - have been told it is one of the coils that has failed but the smoke is worryijng

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If a coil failed, that would explain the stuttering when driving, but the smoke is due to a leak inside the engine, either antifreeze getting into the cylinders or the oil is passing the rings or oil is leaking into a cylinder from a valve.

If there is a Service Engine Soon light there are likely codes that are stored. So, have it scanned to give you a clue as to which cylinder is missing.

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