Question about 2008 Nissan Altima
This car only has 65,000 miles and is going through a quart of oil every couple weeks. It smokes a lot when you first crank it. The mechanic said a new engine was the solution. Any other options?
Could need piston rings,sometimes a remanufactured motor is the way to go if you plan on keeping.
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Black smoke is caused by excess fuel that has entered the cylinder area and cannot be burned completely. Poor fuel mileage is also a common complaint when black smoke comes out of the tailpipe. Black smoke out the tailpipe is the least cause for alarm. Excess fuel will usually effect engine performance, reduce fuel economy, and produce a fuel odor. Some of the causes of excess fuel are a carburetor that is out of adjustment, a faulty fuel pump, a leaky fuel injector, or a faulty engine computer or computer sensor. If black smoke is present, check the engine oil to make sure excess fuel has not contaminated it. Do not start the engine if a heavy, raw fuel smell can be detected in the engine oil.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
If you love the car as you say than be prepaired to shell out the bucks for a rebuild or replacement engine, because thats the only fix for your situation. You may not see any blue smoke but believe me its burning it, or you got a leak witch you say you don't. Its going someware and most likely its out the exhaust.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
That's a lot of oil in one week. I would have a compression test done on each cylinder. It must be burning the oil if no oil leak are on the ground.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
If there is no loss of Coolant, which is a sign of Head gasket failure to the combustion area, which generates white smoke, I would recommend after 4000 miles of your mileage alone, a complete Service of Engine Oil and filter, AIR filter and Fuel filter.
An inexpensive way to find a recurring combustion problem, At 60k miles, the Spark plugs should still be good, but pull them anyway, just to confirm.
Posted on May 10, 2010
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