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Excessve white smoke last around 20 mins trong smell of oil

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Sounds like you have a broken piston ring ot scored cylinder wall or both.

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Mitsibushi pajero oil light time


White SWEET smelling smoke, or white OILY smelling smoke? If it's white thick SWEET smelling smoke, you have a blown head gasket - that's the smell of antifreeze burning in the engine, which it should NEVER do. If it's white OILY smelling smoke (smells a lot like diesel), then you're getting too much fuel into the cylinders.

If it's sweet-smelling smoke (antifreeze), pull the oil dipstick & check the oil level. If the oil level is HIGH and the oil looks like a mocha milkshake, that's absolutely conclusive - that's what happens when antifreeze gets into your oil, and it's nasty corrosive to engine parts.

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White smoke is comming out of the Exhaust Pipe when i start my 911 Porsche Engine. It stays for abaut 3-4 min. and it is like white Fog


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