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What causes blue smoke from the tailpipe?

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2011-06-27 14:59:47
2011-06-27 14:59:47

Probably it is burning oil.

It happens if you a using a mist system of lubrication. If not, you should probably replace your piston rings. Combustion of oil causes fouling of the spark plug.

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