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Old 22 Oct 2015, 03:42 pm
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Default PT Cruiser Burning Oil

Good afternoon fellow PT Cruisers!

Last week my PT Cruiser started blowing white smoke each time I would start the car. The smoke would last for less than 10 seconds. The smoke is white and smells like burning oil. Also when I'm completely stopped and begin moving, my car will make a jerking motion as if I was pressing the break and gas intermittently which I'm not. I guess a better way to describe that is when I press the gas, my car will accelerate and begin lossing engine power in and out but it'll still drive. The car does not die at any point when doing this. I have had to add oil to my car so I know it's burning it up. Any ideas on what I should do first?
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Old 22 Oct 2015, 03:56 pm
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Default Re: PT Cruiser Burning Oil

First, change the PCV valve. Don't ask me why, but a bad PCV will create the same white smoke symptoms you described. We had a guy several weeks ago with the exact same smoke issue and forum member, Busted_PT, knew exactly what to check first. This might also be causing spark plug fouling which may account for the other issues.

Here's that previous thread:

white smoke on start up - 04 turbo

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