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Clicking noise like sewing machine and a little smoke from exhaus

Didn't make a noise or smoke before I had my oil changed. Has 214,000 miles on it, but runs good except for this new noise and smoke.

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  • judygayles Dec 29, 2008

    I open up the hood and It just sounds like its tapping. I really don't know where the sound is coming from. Its not real loud, but noticeable, especially driving between buildings. I noticed smoke yesterday coming from the tail pipe, you know like when it is cold outside, and it's not cold here.

  • judygayles Dec 29, 2008

    I put in the type oil that was recommended by the auto shop. It was the thicker oil for cars with excessive millage.

  • judygayles Dec 29, 2008

    By the way, I looked at the oil on the dipstick and it is very clean, however, the dipstick looks gold, kinda like it has gotten very hot and turned gold?

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    Jonathan Van Rensburg May 11, 2010

    Did you use the correct grade of oil? Is the clicking sound comming from the tappet cover?



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I reckon the oil maybe to thick you should try a thinner oil just to see it may not fix it but atlest you will know

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