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Old 02-02-2002, 07:46 AM
240 Ed 240 Ed is offline
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If smoke occurs while idling, or after the engine starts, but not while on the freeway, it is more likely to be the cheap valve seals.

If it smokes when you get on it, then it sounds like it may be rings.
Do a leak down test to determine which.
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