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Oil from exaust pipe.

Temp. predicted to hit zero overnight, so added some anti-freeze to the overflow tank. Let idle for 20 minutes to mix. Shut off engine and noticed clean oil puddle under tail pipe. Inside pipe was oily. Is this a problem?

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  • James Parsons Jan 18, 2009

    Thanks for thorough answer. It sure looks like clean oil. No problem starting and very little oil consumption. Only happened once, when I let it idle in the extreme cold which I never do otherwise.

  • gasitjr May 11, 2010

    Are you sure its oil!? As it gets colder, more condesation will be produced as a byproduct of combustion.Also produced is carbon. When its so cold the exhaust is cooled so fast (especialy at idle), this moisture really forms fast. If your oil consumtion is normal,then what your seeing is normal. Keep that oil and filter changed and pcv system working properly.Now ,if the vehical is useing coolant regularly and no external leaks are found, its possable its being drawn into the engine and partial burned.This would be evident by a blueish sweet smelling steam out the exhaust all of the time.This could also give a excess tail pipe (oily residue).Hope this helps!

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It is aproblem if smoke came out the pipe when engine started.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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    husni_g2002 Jan 25, 2009

    thank you...... any moor help please ask.

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