I have a 95 Mitsubishi Diamante. Everytime I take off it smokes from the muffler and the hood. If I idle for more than 10 seconds it goes up in smoke from the muffler and hood again. I have to put about a quart of oil in every two days or so. Its obviously burning oil but I dont know why.... Can you help me?
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Re: SMOKE! Lots of oil gone!
At just about any auto part store, you can buy a bottle of "stop leak". There are a few different brands. Make sure the one you get is for oil.(they make it for radiators and transmissions, etc also...) You just pour it in where your oil goes, and it will help plug up any areas that the oil is leaking from. If it still persists, then you could have a much more serious problem on your hands. (also make sure your oil is not already topped off, when you go to try and pour the stop leak bottle in there! it will over flow)
Note: Your car may continue to smoke for a while, until it has finished burning off any oil that had already leaked out.
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Smoke diagnostic is made by colour. If u mean pistons head gasket,yes,it can smoke. White (clear) water vapor.Ceck coolant level.Ceck engine oil colour by dipstick.
Black:runs rech on fuel (fuel filter/fuel lines/fuel mixture...) Blue (whity):worn pistons rings.
Chears. Tips: Whity smoke before warming may be natural on cilli mornings with lot of compressure the engines just blows vapors. Old oil/fuel residues in the exhaust tubing may blow smoke after heating the engine ,must track problem (...). Black smoke on hitting the acceleration to the floor may be natural (overcharged) avoid sport driving style.
Smoke oil? For what your thinking that is oil? Smoke coming from the
tailpipe is not good news, but does not necessarily mean the engine
needs rebuilding. First, you need to determine what color of smoke is
coming from the tailpipe * White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. There are special gaskets (head gaskets are the primary gaskets) that keep the antifreeze from entering the cylinder area. * Blue smoke is caused by engine oil entering the cylinder area and being burned along with the fuel air mixture. As with the white smoke, just a small drop of oil leaking into the cylinder can produce blue smoke out the tailpipe. * Black smoke is caused by excess fuel that has entered the cylinder area and cannot be burned completely. Another term for excess fuel is "running rich." 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.
If you confirm us that is oil smoke, check and keep in mind that the car has many seals, gaskets, and
O-rings that are designed to keep the engine oil from entering the
cylinder, and one of them has failed. If too much oil leaks into the
cylinder and fouls the spark plug, it will cause a misfire (engine miss)
in that cylinder, and the spark plug will have to be replaced or cleaned
of the oil. Using thicker weight engine oil or an oil additive designed
to reduce oil leaks might help reduce the amount of oil leaking into the
White smoke = Coolant entering the combustion chamber. Normally caused by a blown head gasket or cracked head.
Blue smoke = Oil burning. Normally caused by worn piston rings.
Black smoke = An overly rich fuel/air mixture.
If it's white smoke you have a crack in the block or a blown head gasget. If it's bluish smoke you have worn or broken piston ring(s). If it only smokes for a short time after it has been sitting for hours or longer it's bad valve seals.
first question is it smoke or steam ? if if ligers in the air behind you as you drive with little dissipation or if its steam it will dissapear more quickly . either way , head gasket is first . once saw a car do that excessive engine oil put in by owner . giant flumes of white smoke . if you ever want a true smoke scren to get away then adding about 2 to 4 quarts of oil extra . man it is something to see