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Hi, I have primera., i check the engine oil, and it's too low so i bought 4 ltrs of castrol engine oil and put all of them in the engine., and after driving the car for abt 3 miles smoke came from the tail end for 1 or 2 second and stopped. after 1 mile i had the same problem., but engine running fine., no indication from warning lights. My question is is it ok to drive it further to a garage or a dealer? I have decided to take it to a dealer located in 5 miles. Thanks for your help in advance,

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If the dealer is only 5miles away and you put in 4 ltrs you should be fine. Check for leaks in the oil pan,gasket, or rear main seal. Burning oil will cause the black smoke that you are seeing.

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If you low oil light is not illuminated it is ok to drive to the dealer. Putting 4 quarts in might have overfilled it leaving it to leak overboard on engine. You did not say that the smoke was coming from the tail pipe.

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