Why does my 99 dakota emitt plume of smoke from exhaust when i start it?

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Asked by Apr 03, 2013 at 09:46 AM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Only happens when i start it, and smells rich in gas i thiink. Any ideas?

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Smoke in exhaust is a sign of worn valve guides. The oil leaks down when the engine is off and burns on start up. Smoke when running is a sign of worn rings.

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is there a temporary fix without having to replace valve rings?

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