Question about 2000 Mitsubishi Galant
The smoke is blue
Hi dluv, the smoke you are seeing is that of burning oil, and is not a good sign.what is the make,model,year and mileage of this vehicle? Also how much oil do you add to this vehicle between oil changes? and how long has it been smoking? The smoke you see is an indication of ring failure.On the pistons in an engine there are a series of "piston rings" the "scraper rings" which remove excess oil from the cylinder walls are failing.Some vehicles will run for quite some time in this condition providing oil level is maintained, however the engine is in need of repair, to determine if the vehicle is worth the repair you should have a compression test and a leak down test performed as well as an oil pressure test. This will help determine the level of repair which can get costly.There are also oil additives that will appear to eliminate or reduce this blue smoke you see but beware as this is a "bandaid fix" and in general the more dishonest people in our world will use these additives in order to sell a vehicle easier as no one wants an oil burning engine for a daily driver.I am available for chat in the evenings if you would like more info of what you can do and how to go about, good luck to you and please let me know how you make out
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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