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Need a little help with my car. Recently had a cracked radiator replaced and also an oil change. Somewhere between the two the car started having excess exhaust or smoke.

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Did you run the engine while it was low on coolant? If so the top end gets very hot very quickly leading to cracks in the metal and burnt gaskets and all sorts of things that would cause oil and or antifreeze into the cylinder.

any sign of oil/coolant mixing? Look for 'brownish mayo' inside the oil filler cap.

any significant oil consumption (does the sump level drop the more you drive it?)

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You might just want to go have a compression test done, that will tell you many things, like whether your rings are good, whether the gaskets are good, you'll get a look at each spark plug (oil residue, coolant residue)...

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Pcv valve. Thank you!
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Pcv valve. Thank you!
Meaning you replaced the PCV valve and the problem went away?

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