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This is typically valve guides, and piston rings. The valve guides are also a seal and when they wear it allows oil to get into the combustion chamber and it burns giving off smoke. Also when the piston rings wear it allows oil to get burnt as well. Only a mechanic can tell you which it is after he inspects the car. I can only assume this car has high milage on it. There are some product on the market that help seal thesea little better and cut down on the smoke, check you auto parts store.

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