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We have a 96 Mazda MPV.... we drove up hill about 2 miles and it started to smoke. Engine didnt over heat, no visual leaks, smell of the smoke that is burning smells like oil. Oil level is full. Engine light is also on. Please let me know what we should be concerned with. Thank you for your time. We appreciate it!

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Sounds like valve cover gaskets need to be changed - they're a common failure on the 30v engine. Fortunately, they're also relatively inexpensive ($25 per cylinder bank - you need two - from www.ecstuning.com). They're also easy to change. They'd easily explain your oil smell - oil leaks onto hot valve covers and burns. Also, the misfire could be (not a guarantee, but it's possible) a result of valve cover gaskets as well - there's the main gasket which seals around the edge of the valve cover, and a second gasket shaped like three rings. This trims and seals the openings around each of the spark plugs, where the plugs are inserted through the valve covers. If you're leaking there, you can drown the top end of the plug in oil. If that gets into the spark wire boot, it can cause a misfire.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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yea i had the same problem, my last mechanic didnt tighten the top where d sprak plugs go in so it was leakin oil all they way down to the bottom where the exhaust runs and was smokin because of that... had it tightned and no longer ne smoke

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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Check the E-Brake, make sure that the ebrake is not engaged and that it is fully disengaging. If that is not the problem, then there is something with the brake calipers or rotors that are not allowing your brakes to fully disengage

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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If it's manual your clutch is slipping.If engine related get it tune.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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The clutchless shifting doesn't help your cause any. Has the fluid been changed yet? Start with fresh fluid and go from there.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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