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Smoke from back of engine after it is shut off

My engine starts smoking from the block after it has been running for about a half an hour. It does not overheat or drip coolant or oil.

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Well This has happened to me also. When I looked there was no oil anywhere but when I removed the head gasket, I took it appart and there was a very tiny crack which leaked oil directly onto my Manifold. So once my car got hot the tiny crack let out a few drops which smoked after the manifold gets really hot. As for yours I am not sure but i suspect its that. As for a fix I dont know one. I put my motor back together and ran it for a long long time (Trusty Volkswagen)

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