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Driving down the road at 55 and the car lets out a bunch of white smoke for about 5 seconds then goes away the when i stoped and looking in the air filter base it is full of oil. How can i fix it

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When the PCV valve clogs as all do, ignored,(lack of service)
the valve blocks the crank case vent. (vacuum side blocked)
so it backs up to the other direction that is the air cleaner.
the oil there is from the PCV hose, if you remove that hose
to the Air cleaner, (called PCV vent) you will see it drip oil
the proof is there.

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    if the car is 3speed, auto.
    the modulator valve (vacuum) fails
    and sucks ATF oil to the engine, and smokes all the time.

    but you have PCV reversion failure.
    the PCV needs change out at 50k in most cases.


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You might get lucky with a new PCV valve. But it sounds like you have a small leak in either the intake manifold or a head gasket. if so it will get worse soon. white smoke is water. blue is oil. black is gas. place a white rag or paper towel at the tailpipe to get the true color of the smoke

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