1996 Toyota Camry blue smoke

Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 112,000 MILES
My car is blowing blue smoke only when I first start it up. Once I've travelled for a little, the tailpipe blows clear. This is worse when the engine's cold, but also happens when I start up after driving. The performance has not changed and when I lift the lid and listen to the engine while running, it sounds smooth - no missing. Oil level stays good and there is no evidence of a leak under the hood or on the ground below the car. Can't afford even a diagnosis right now, but I'm afraid to keep driving it without doing anything. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 AT 5:24 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like the rings in the engine may be worn or are losing the ability to spring back a little.

At the next oil change, bump up the oil a little thicker. IF you are using 5w30, go to 10w30 and see if that helps.
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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 AT 6:05 AM

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