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exhaust question!!!!help

I have a 83 ranger and its been running fine until today. I started the truck up and when I gave in some gas it began the smoke from the exhaust was everywhere.....I tried to go for a ride but the exhaust was so bad i just pulled back in the driveway? help??
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blue exhaust and it looks like a crack in the manifold
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check your oil level and check your anti-freeze level. a lot of smoke means something other than fuel is burning and if it's blueish then it is most likely oil.
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thanks tireiron.... its blue smoke. oil looks still dark no mixture...antifreeze normal
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Ive been told rings, cracked head, cracked piston......
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These forums are not worthless. They are very helpfull, you problem is just a bit hard to pinpoint without actually see the vehicle and going through the possibilities untill the source of the problem is found. Did the smoke start suddenly or was it smoking before and is just smoking more now? Have you checked your oil level from time to time and noticed it getting lower? You may try pulling the drain plug, if there is coolant in the oil, it will come out first. If your truck has a pcv valve, try replacing it and cleaning the hose out with some carb or brake cleaner. If you have a crackcase ventilation filter and its soaked with oil, change or clean it. There are just so many possibilities, you'll have to go through everything, eventually you'll find the source of the problem.
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