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Typically a leak. Either you're leaking oil onto the exhaust manifold or possibly coolant. The exhaust manifold gets very hot and any oil that drips or flows to the exhaust manifold will boil off and produce smoke, much like an overheated frypan with grease in it. Note that it is possible that the oil can catch fire and cause some serious damage to the engine. You should take care of the leak as soon as possible. Alternatively, you could just go to the manual car wash and use the high pressure system to clean the engine compartment and get all of that oil out of there. It COULD be blowby, but that would need to be some pretty serious blowby.

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