Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
If you have over filled your sump, it might just be burning off. Then it will be coming out of your tail pipe. It will stop when it reaches to correct level. If it is smoking under the hood, you have a leak on to the exhaust pipe or something else hot and this needs to be checked out. It might be nothing more that the oil filler cap is loose or a leaking gasket.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
Might be a gasket leak that drips into or on the exhaust manifolds or pipes.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
SOURCE: White smoke and the smell
You have stated two problems. Coming to second first. Smell of burning rubber. in the car rubber is only at two places where it can burn, The tyres, unlikely as you have not commented upon your driving habits. Some people like to rev the engine so much before take off that the tyres go burning for the first few hundred meters. And then there is rubber on the wires and cables. You have to check the wires for any heat while the engine is running.
Coming to the first now. White smoke is generally of unburnt fiel and not oil. Oil alwayd give black smoke and that is the indication you get when the exhaust is giving black smoke. That means that the engine is consuming oil. if it is white then that indicates that the engine is cold and burning more gas/diesel. Is your a diesel vehicle?? But as you say it from under the hood. And that too behind the engine block. May be that the gasket is leaking from somewhere. If you could check the engine oil level for a few days early in the morning before starting the engine. If the level drops and the exhaust tail pipe does not blacken your finger when you rub it in it would mean that the oil is being burnt. Now what I suggest is that with the engine running and hand brakes on, go under the car with hood open and try to locate the source of the smoke. I am sure you would be able to locate it.
Then we talk again.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
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