Smoke in Exhaust
Engine using oil and there is smoke in your exhaust
Symptom: Engine uses more oil than normal, and there is some smoke from the exhaust. The oil level is low between oil changes. It appears that the oil is being burned by the engine because of the smoke in the exhaust. You may or may not notice the engine doesn’t have the same power as it used to.
1. The PCV system is not working properly.
The Fix: Replace PCV valve.
2. The engine may have mechanical problems.
The Fix: Check compression to determine engine condition.
3. The engine’s piston rings may be worn.
The Fix: Replace piston rings. (Generally not a DIY job)
4. The engine’s valve seals may be worn.
The Fix: Replace valve seals. (Generally not a DIY job)