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burning oil 1983

i have a 1983 motor in my 88 ranger 2.0 4 banger. its burning oil like crazy out of my oil came and when i go down the road i smother everyon in smoke i need help i dont know whats wrong....i didnt put too much oil in it.
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This happen all of a sudden or did it get progressivly worse ?
What color is the smoke ?
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thise happened all of a sudden...it did get worse the past couple of days though...and the smoke is white
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im thinkin it happened when i was passing cars on the side of the road and there was a big bump for the side walk that i hit going pretty fast
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General rule of thumb:

White smoke = water or antifeeze
Blue smoke = oil
Black smoke = fuel

Check the antifreeze level in the radiator , not the reservoir tank.I'm betting blown head gasket.
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You can also check the oil fill cap to see if there is any antifreeze or water on it.
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ok thanks
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white= water


blown head gasket FTW
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blown head gasket FTL
Fixed.
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GOOD NEWS!!!!

Its good to have a place one can go and learn how to fix their trucks problem!

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Where was the smoke coming from?
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