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Old 11 Feb 2011, 04:12 pm
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Default Smoke coming from engine

Went to work today (a journey of only 3 miles) and when I parked up, I noticed smoke coming from the top of the front grill. Popped the hood and smoke was coming from the back of the engine. Smelt like burning engine oil.

Had topped up with oil the previous week, checked level today was on the top mark. Also had a run from Manchester to Preston( a distance of 25 miles) at the weekend with no sign of smoke. Could I have over filled it with oil?, blown an oil seal?, or head gasket?

Any ideas????
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Old 11 Feb 2011, 04:16 pm
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Default Re: Smoke coming from engine

oil sending unit maybe
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Old 11 Feb 2011, 05:17 pm
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Default Re: Smoke coming from engine

Might be valve cover gasket.
See it if happens again - if it was a one-time thing, who cares?
Look for any signs of oil leakage - it doesn't have to be in back, when you're moving air will push it back.
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