My car started smoking really bad, so I pulled over and noticed oil spitting out from under the hood and it was everywhere. And I mean lot's of oil. There was no oil left in there either. What could have happened?
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Re: Smoking and oil spitting out from under the hood
First of all check the cap and the dipstick. If they are intact then you need to degrease the engine and fill with oil. Then look while the engine irunning where the oil is leaking from before you know what is wrong. I hope this helps.
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If the smoke coming out (the back of the car exhaust) is dark grey...then you have a oil burning problem..this will cause your oil to be low sometimes quickly...if it is leaking out, sometimes oil leaks out on to exhaust under the hood, and can burn making smoke under the hood.. If the smoke is more white, then you have a head gasket problem. If you need to jump start your car, maybe you should drive to a national chain of auto parts store...they test batteries free...and test alternators free too...If you ran too low on oil, you might have a serious engine problem like a seized or nearly seized bearing, worn rings, or nearly seized motor.
This is either worn valve stem seals or worn out oil rings. Have someone follow you if the car smokes more as you release the throttle on deceleration it is most likely valve stem seal if it smokes more on acceleration it is worn oil piston rings. If the smoke is white you have a blown head gasket blue smoke means burning oil, black smoke means too rich (to much gas reaching motor)
SMOKING UNDER HOOD CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY THINGS.BUSTED OR LEAKING RADIATOR HOSE.POWER STEERING HIGH PRESSURE HOSE RUPTURE GET FLUID ALL OVER HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD CAUSING SMOKING.LEAKING VALVE COVER GASKETS ALLOW OIL TO LEAK DOWN SIDE HEAD TO HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD CAUSING SMOKING.ELECTRICAL SHORT CAUSE SMOKE.