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Why has my car burnt through all the oil?

I have recently run in to trouble with my Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 2013. I broke down the other day after a huge cloud of white smoke out the exhaust followed by a severe loss of power. The AA came had a ...
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How can I detect vacuum leaks without access to a smoke machine?

In the course of helping my friend sort out a lean condition with his Mercedes GLK280 we have to pinpoint the source of a vacuum leak in the intake plumbing. The interwebz tend to recommend having ...
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Anyone have experience with a faulty fuel press? Regulator?

I've been dealing with a car that starts and then suddenly dies. I replaced the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor with a new one, and now it stays on until I press the gas pedal. The throttle body is clean. ...
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Given that one of the reasons diesel engine produce black smoke is overfueling, why do diesel dragster produce so much soot?

I've read on the internet, in a couple of maintenance books and asked a few buddy mechanics and they all seem to point to the fact that a healthy diesel engine should not produce black smoke and that ...
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Safe to buy new piston for your two wheeler engine

I own a Honda Stunner 125 CC motorcycle. I bought it in 2009. Since last year I have observed that it is emitting white smoke. Mechanic recommends that I purchase new pistons or after some time ...
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What is the cause of this strange engine noise and white smoke from the engine?

My car has a problem the engine whistles (Hard to better describe it) white smoke comes out of the engine beneath the fuel filter Two different mechanics could not understand what's happening I have ...
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What does it mean when soot is coming out of my exhaust?

I have a 2001 Jetta Wagon (Golf Variant is caller in my country). Petrol engine. Usually rides school and back (15 miles) with engine between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Just did a 300 mile trip at 3500-...
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Is it unreasonable to expect nation chain mechanics to recognize a blown head gasket from a radiator problem before installing new radiator?

PepBoys replaced my radiator a week ago exactly, because it blew a hose a week before. It also had the following symptoms:. *spewing white smoke and fluid out the tail pipe. *radiator losing all its ...
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White smoke and burning smell from engine area, can you spot the oil leak?

I own an Audi A4 2008. When I drive the car for more than 15 minutes I get white smoke coming from under the hood and a burning smell getting into my air conditioning system. When I open the hood, I ...
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Brakes Smoking After Driving

I realized I had no brake pads. I was grinding metal on metal so I changed the rotors and put new brake pads on but still when I drive it for a little ways you can see black powder on the rims from ...
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Engine consuming oil and white smoke comes out when starting the engine while cold

my car has been consuming oil for a while now but only recently has started to smoke when it is started while the engine is cold. I thought that maybe because I am using a synthetic oil in a high ...
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Did I blow my 1998 civic up? [closed]

Driving on the interstate and I notice a heavy cloud of smoke following me. I pull over to shoulder and see that it is coming from under hood. Being a female, I didn't open hood immediately but, ...
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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

I bought this car a couple of months ago and last month had a major issue, the car just stopped driving! I called the AA who told me it was the timing belt. I got towed back home and took it to my ...
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What could cause burning engine oil and a decreasing coolant level

I have 2010 VW Polo 1.2 diesel with 85,000 km on it. One year ago, the display started with the check engine light on and flashing: Pre glow light. Speeds are decreased after 90. After driving 1,500 ...
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Thick white (maybe blue) smoke from tailpipe while accelerating, then the smoke stopped and car runs normally

First, sorry if this is a duplicate. I searched for similar symptoms on this site and found no other issues where the problem went away on its own. Yesterday after five minutes of neighborhood ...
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1993 toyota 4Runner - White Smoke from under hood and neon yellow liquid leaking from somewhere

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my post. I have a 1993 Toyota 4runner with about 170k miles on it. I recently got the brake fluid drained and replaced, a new battery, and the ...
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Blue smoke coming from exhaust

I have a 2000 Toyota Sienna Le and every morning for the past month when I start my car a ton of blue smoke comes out the exhaust for about 2-3 minutes and it slows down. I've recently gotten a oil ...
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Possible causes of burning antifreeze after head gasket replacement?

I just replaced the head gasket on a 2000 Volvo S80 2.9l that was driven overheated until the engine stopped (stalled or seized, I wasn't there). Engine overheated because a radiator hose slipped off. ...
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Effect of smoke ingestion on fuel injected car engine?

My father asks, can smoke in the air from wild fires cause a fuel injected engine to choke? (He seems to think this was once true for carbureted engines - was it?) My personal guess is that we can ...
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White smoke coming from hood in cold weather at a stop light? [2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan Engine]

As winter approaches, I have been noticing that on some occasions in which it is relatively cold outside (20-30 degrees) ,and also early morning or night time when the temperature is low, that my car ...
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2008 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec, wont rev higher then 4000 (redline 6.5), white smoke out the exhaust when petal is released

So about 500 miles ago I got a fresh oil change, new thermostat, new belt and new coolant. About 3 weeks ago I drove the car and it was fine, we parked it in the garage for as we where only needed to ...
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VW Golf TDi smoke [closed]

My 44k miles 1.6 TDi after a 2m down hill drive from cold and stopped at lights began to smoke - burning the oil smell which lasted fo several miles.Engine has now apparently returned to normal. Any ...
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Saab engine smoking

2002 Saab 9-5 Turbo. I was at a stop sign when the power steering suddenly went out and the engine started smoking. The temperature gauge was normal. I was about a minute from home so I turned around ...
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Burning smell and smoke from rear tire

I was driving when I began smelling a burning, possibly rubber, smell and when I pulled over there was smoke coming from my passenger side rear tire well. Nothing appears to be wrong with the tire or ...
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High Idle in Tata Manza, occasionaly

I have noticed that the diesel car idles high (1400-1600 RMP) in Idle. This is occasional and some times the engine check light comes on and goes off. scanned the system, but was not able to find ...
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White smoke from tail pipe and loss of power when accelerating

I have a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 V6 with 145,000 miles. For about the last 6 months or so when I start the vehicle after it's been sitting for a while, a very large plume of white smoke belches out from ...
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Can a crimped or improperly-routed turbo oil return line cause smoke?

After my car runs for awhile, it starts intermittently blowing smoke out of the exhaust, and from under the hood (near the turbo, but it's difficult to tell exactly where it's coming from). Problem ...
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Rebuilt engine: cranks but lots of white/grayish fumes

So today I cranked the engine I was rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120 '72, RWD, rear mounted engine) and while it started, yes, but not without some struggling, I got a lot of white or light grayish fumes....
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Way too much oil, loss of power when accelerating & smoke pouring from under the hood? [duplicate]

I picked up my 2013 Ford Escape SEL last night after an oil change/tire rotation, etc. I made it about 10 miles, I pushed the accelerator to travel up a small incline & nothing happened, tried ...
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Why is there white smoke coming from the exhaust where the tailpipe and muffler meet and it looses power it is a 2000 Mazda626 234000+ miles [closed]

White smoke from exhaust where tailpipe and muffler meet and it looses power it is a 2000 Mazda 626 with 234000+ miles
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Bad pulley or Belt?

Okay so I had my car break down about a week ago and from looking at the car myself and using my common sense, after Turing the car on for about 8 seconds all I heard was squealing and smoke coming ...
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overfilled oil, can I drive 1.7 miles to get it drained? [duplicate]

Ok, I have a 2010 Honda Accord 4 door v6 and would typically get the oil changed on schedule with a local Jiffy Lube. Well I got a "15% oil life" light on my dashboard and didn't have enough money for ...
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white smoke coming from engine

I have a 2007 Holden Barina. About 2 months ago my engine was constantly over heating and I was having to top it up with water at least every third day. Took it to the mechanic who said he thought ...
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Emission performance of a vehicle using OBD

The California Air Resource Board uses OBD scanner for emission testing. (https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/obdprog/obdprog.htm) In other places like India, 'tail pipe exhaust gas analyse' method is ...
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Engine smoking with normal temperature gauge

I had a fair bit of work done to my 1999 Subaru Legacy last week with the main fix/problem being a timing belt replacement. Additionally they replaced oil seals, 2 hose clamps, the radiator cap, the ...
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Thick white smoke

White thick smoke coming from exhaust on startup does die down after 30 sec or so then as soon as you rev or drive off its a constant white thick cloud. Don't lose any coolant .It's a 2000 Mitsubishi ...
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Too much smoke in my 2 stroke

I have a 2004 Cagiva Raptor 125 and for the last week it's been letting out smoke a bit too hard: I have had the bike for a year and a half now. I did an engine rebuild as soon as I got it because ...
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Small amount of dim white smoke coming from engine compartment?

I recently found out that there was a crack in my radiator in my 2011 Nissan Maxima. I didn't have the money the day of to get it fixed so I drove home (8 miles away) but I would've never known ...
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Trying to explain plume of black smoke after a car sat in the garage for a few days

I drive Toyota Highlander 2005. It's a gasoline car. I filled up the tank a few days before this happened (right before Halloween.) It then sat in my garage for about 3 days. (I live in the WA sate ...
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BMW 328i 2012 black smoke from exhaust

I got my BMW recently where the previous owner did not drive the car for a while not less than 2 month but noticed when accelerating black smoke was coming out of the exhaust should this make me worry
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant 2003

I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant es, I started my car and while driving the car shut off and started to smoke grey out of the engine bay on the drivers side, 1/4th of the engine. The car will not turn ...
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Why is my '05 Ford Crown Vic smoking now that I've added Lucas Stop Leak engine oil?

I put a whole bottle of Lucas Stop Leak oil in my '05 Ford Crown Vic followed by 5 qts of oil. Now, it's smoking out of the tailpipes. It is white smoke that looks like a fire being put out. I've ...
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White smoke is coming from my engine. how do i find out what it is?

I own a 92 chevy lumina, when i drive or let it run for a little bit it will smoke from underneath the upper radiator hose. it is not the actual radiator hose as i changed it thinking it was that. ...
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Smoking XC90 after PCV box replacement

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L T6 AWD and for the most part, it’s been great. Over the past year or so I’ve had an issue with it randomly stalling at slow speeds which was progressively getting more ...
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Carburetor adjustment ordeal: always rich on mid/high revs

So I'm trying to adjust a soviet K-22G carburetor which was placed long time ago in a Chevrolet 235 6L engine. It "works" but I don't seem to find the right spot to make it run as it should. ...
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XC90 D5 Black smoke

I have a 163hp XC90 D5. I've noticed lots of black smoke under hard acceleration very similar to an issue 'Caius Jard' had; "there's a periodic hesitation in the power delivery - again going up that ...
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Ford Fusion (uk) 1.4 TDCi power loss (revs top out early, loses speed on hills).. MAF? EGR? Turbo?

Latest update (5th March): Okay, so a friend and his mechanic friend with full diagnostic on his computer was able to take a look at the info from diagnostics, and also took a physical inspection on ...
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Lawn tractor blue white smoke

I was mowing for the first time this season and after an hour, I noticed a small amount of smoke, liquid spray from near the carburetor area. I noticed a hose had popped out so I reconnected it. This ...
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Rapid oil consumption, smoke from tailpipe and engine

I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon. It has 175,000 miles. It sat for almost 5 years. I could see oil gunk around the engine. I cleaned the engine to get a better view of what was happening. There isn't a ...
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diesel spill (from broken injector return line), smokes when engine is hot, risk?

I had a broken return line on the diesel injectors in my Alfa 159. I estimate from the fuel-gauge I lost about 15 liter of diesel in total during the 20 km or so I drove with the car after the leak ...