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Blue smoke is oil, black smoke is fuel! go to harbor freight and buy a cylinder leak down tester as this will give a proper diagnosis between the rings or valves. do not expect 100% on ring seal as even race cars can not do that but any thing below 80% is suspect. the valve seals can be changed without pulling heads by appling air pressure on the cylinder on compression stroke and the use of a small hand held spring compressor, harbor freight also. make sure you c/c vent is working or it will build c/c pressure and move oil anywhere it can get out bad rings or broken rings means a tear down is necessary.

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Your air fuel ratio needs to be adjusted. You're getting to much gas and not enough air.

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