My car is emmitting blue smoke, can this be caused by a recent oil change?

Tiny
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  • 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 153,000 MILES

I bought a 2002 Toyota Camry from a used car lot in May 2012. I do not know when the previous oil change was done on the car before buying. In September of 2012 I got the 1st oil change. I was not the person driving the car so I didnt know that it had gone almost 10,000 without an oil change so I took the car and got one done myself. Now the car has blue smoke coming from the exhaust. Could that be from a bad oil change or just because it went soo long with out an oil change. I just put almost $900 of work into the car and do not have the money to rebuild and engine. Can you give me any advice?

thanks, Ruthie

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 9:16 PM

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Tiny
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If new oil was put in and the oil filter was put on and the oil change was done correctly iwould say that didnt cause the smoke.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 9:22 PM
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It was the lack of regular oil changes and the damage is done. One of the most important things you can do is regular oil changes.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 9:23 PM
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Over filling of engine oil can result in smoke as well.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 10:04 PM
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If the level was correct that would mean the oil change wasnt done correctly.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 11:41 PM
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If the level wasnt correct I ment to say the oil change wasnt done correctly.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 11:42 PM

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