What is causing my car to smoke

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 220,000 MILES

My 99 chrysler only smokes when it idles for about 10 min

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 11:27 PM

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Tiny
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Does it lose oil? Or coolant?

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM
Tiny
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It loses oil about a quort a month but no antifreeze

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 11:45 PM
Tiny
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You most likely have one or more of the following:
1: Bad rings.
2: Bad valve stems seals.
3: Blown head gasket between combustion chamber and oil galleries.
4: Cracked head.

Pull the coil wire and crank the engine. Can you hear a hissing sound from the valve cover area?

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Monday, July 30th, 2012 AT 12:29 AM

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