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Oil on number 2 spark plug. can i repair this problem with a new set of rings and can i get at the piston through the sump without removing the engine


Might be valve seals... run a leak down test to see or if smokes when started its seals, smokes when accelerated, rings.

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The engine is 4d33, now there is a heavy mixing of oil in the engine but no oil found in the radiator, when ur pouring water in the radiator it's not getting full whilst it is running


Blown Head Gasket Symptoms:
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Need help again and thank you Brandon for previous help 2005 E90 320 174000 blows smoke when idols to long Change ccv and all hose like form stated . Used full synthetic oil 5-30 and only 5 litres not to...


Frank i would try and aditive like lucas oil aditive there very good in stopping engine smoke and there no problem in mixing it with syntec oil

Mar 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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OK my 95 Chevy 1500 2wd 4.3 manual transmission, seems to have a little loss of power it smokes a little out the tail pipe and every time I give it a lot of gas the oil pressure goes down will bottom out...


Yes, it could be connected. If you run an engine with straight pipes, there will be no back pressure from the exhaust system, and the gas flows very fast out of the engine past the exhaust valves. This will cause the valves to heat up more than the manufacturer's spec and could burn the valves.
This in turn will cause loss of power. Overheated valves will cause the valve stem seals to harden and even to disintegrate, causing slight smoking from the tailpipe.
The oil pressure is a sticky toffee. If you have enough oil in the engine, you should have equal pressure at either low or high speed, unless you have a dicey oil pump, or oil level is low, causing the pump to lower the level in the sump or cavitating (sucking in air with the oil).

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Engine runs smooth and the head gasket has been replaced,I already know I need a new radiator..There is a small amount of white smoke at start up,and my oil is milky looking>


milky sump oil is coolant in the sump
could be head gasket
could be the aluminium housing behind the water pump has corroded and leaking water into the sump
that will account for you thinking that you need anew radiator

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Vehicle just serviced but dropped sump plug on freeway, saw smoke, pulled off very smartly, stopped oil still running from sump - need sump bolt size and how do i check oil pressure etc if I switch back...


If you stopped soon enough you might be alright. The only answer I can give is go to the local auto parts store and they will be able to give you what you need by make, model and engine size with questionable options. I hope you stopped in time to save it.

Sep 03, 2011 | Mitsubishi Colt Cars & Trucks

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I am having a smoke blow back through the vaulve cover


Check the PCV and pcv vacuum hose is clear, and is indeed sucking when the engine is runningShould be a plastic adapter in the rocker cover in your model.

If this is clear, and vacuum applied while engine running, then the smoke is likely to be caused by compression ring wear, allows combustion gases to push past piston and burn in the sump.

Worth trying a smoke stop oil additive to see if that reduces smoke output.

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Oil from turbo mixes with air resulting in huge volume of black smoke. Likewise, oil from turbo seeps thru connection between aluminum pipe connecting turbo and rubber pipe with nylon coating connected...


Your turbo has provisions for oil to cool bearings and the seals have blown out, although from my experience the result is white smoke if it is pumped into the hot exhaust. The reason it goes is usually a combination of things-high boost at cold temperatures, thicker oil under start up conditions or running oil that is a higher viscosity than recommended. Your crankcase pressures, the condition of the PCV and subsequent systems also contribute to this problem

The return path from the turbo is sometimes the issue and has to be clear, and I think the turbo seals could be bad, but black smoke is usually associated with excessive fuel.. You will also get alot of smoke when the oil return is slow to return the oil to the sump and it backs up into the turbo. It forces it's way out of the seals making it smoke.

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Excessively rich mixture will give black smoke. Blue/white smoke is oil. If the smoke is present when you start the engine or run against compression only, the probable cause is the valve stem seals. If the smoke is continuous it will usually be due to rings that are worn. (Check that the sump is not too full).

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