Oil leak and smoke from exhaust

Tiny
MORGAN HOEPPNER
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  • 2002 MITSUBISHI MONTERO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
When I start the car cold there is smoke coming from exhaust and I have noticed several drops of oil underneath the vehicle. It does not overheat it seems to run fine all but the smoke coming from exhaust and oil underneath. I just bought it three days ago from a Chevrolet dealership so all oil changes and radiator changes were done.
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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 AT 10:19 AM

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Tiny
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Cold start exhaust smoke is often worn valve guides or stem seals, if the smoke disappears after a few minutes, this will probably be the cause. The external oil leaks will only smoke a little if it is dripping onto hot exhaust, any oil leak should be attended to as it will only get worse and make a mess and a terrible smell as it burns on the hot exhaust.
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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 AT 3:12 AM

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