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I have a 98 mitsibishi chariot grandis gdi, it smokes badly while warming up but then gets less while driving. The smoke is bluish white.

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I think it is blue oil smoke that you are describing, indicating internal engine wear of piston rings and/or valve guides leaking excessive oil.

Usually, this occurs to high mileage vehicles, or vehicles which haven't had regular oil changes every 3,000 mi. for the life of the engine.

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