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Puff of smoke then oil light came on.drove another 2mile noise from engine then cut out and now wont start.starter whinning noise

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You may have some major engine damage.
Is the engine oil level normal ? Can you turn the crank by hand ?

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

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SOURCE: Oil light comes on, then engine ticks, then car cuts off

When you got stuck in the snow did it impact hard (quick stop or small drop like a deeper ditch)? If this is the case it could be the sending unit might have been dammaged in some way. I would have the shop take a look at.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: large puff of white smoke from tailpipe

White smoke is indicative of a leaking head gasket or cracked head.
The liquid enters the combustion chamber and is ignited with the gas - and the exhaust is water vapors.

(unless you drove through a puddle that splashed watyer onto the exhaust)

The head gasket/cracked head is most evident on startup.

If your coolant level goes down with no visible leaks - your problem is internal (head gasket failure or cracked cylinder head).

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Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: had antifreeze leak now car wont start

ur vehicle overheated.. ur timing belt and or water pump may be broken and or worn..take the vehicle to a reputable repair shop or dealership

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Audi 1.8T sport Auto (2001) heavy smoke and engine buring smell

The engine could be shot, oil is being burnt off by the actions of being sucked into the bores via worn piston rings then ejected out of the exhaust

If you sent the car in for an MOT and a Service I would ask the garage what they did to it as the car would have failed on its emissions test if that much oil was coming out .

It could have been a fault on the oil pump or lack of oil in the first instance and maybe an overfill on the service

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Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 89 chevy s10 blazer puff smoke out tailpipe when 1st started

the puff of smoke is one of 2 things, dampness in the exhuast from setting over night,like ice water on a hot day ,the glass draws miosture,this is harmless, the other is worn valve seals,a puff of gray blue smoke then it,s gone,harmless.,but if it smokes while your driving it after 2 minits you may need new positive check valve $5 part,if it uses excessive oil have it checked

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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