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Sound like you have a leaking head gasket , or possible oil rings on the pistons are worn, if you have the head gaskets replaced check the clearance for the oil rings , mechanical shop can do this , just let them know to check them , but i would start with replacing head gaskets , if the smoke it white then you are leaking coolant into the cylinders , either way the head gaskets will fix

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