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Taxidermy
05-14-2008, 02:09 PM
On the driver's side, near the windshield, we see grey-blue smoke rising through the hood from the warm motor. We have seen this smoke two different times. Not sure what is happening?

A few weeks ago, two family members put oil in at different times, spill over onto motor the last time. Could that be where the smoke is rising from - spilled oil?

I think maybe a valve?

You guys have any ideas?

Apathy
05-14-2008, 02:11 PM
taxi, make sure that the Valve cover is tight. They have a habbit of comming loose.

Aslo, you exaust "t"s together at that place.

it is possible that your Valve cover is loose or the gasket is bad. Loosing oil and spilling on your exahust, causing smoke

dirka dave
05-14-2008, 03:11 PM
Is there any smoke comming out of the tail pipe, or just from under the hood.

Taxidermy
05-14-2008, 03:46 PM
Is there any smoke comming out of the tail pipe, or just from under the hood.


Just the hood.

I look in Nissan Automotive Repair Manual in valve section - Holy shit! Lots there.[16]

Apathy
05-14-2008, 04:06 PM
just look at valve covers taxi

Taxidermy
05-14-2008, 04:29 PM
just look at valve covers taxi



Yes, I will check the valve cover first when Grandpa come home from work.

crimsen
05-14-2008, 10:38 PM
i would not be surprised if it was just spilt oil on the exhaust / exhaust manifold. happens with my car after every oil change. stupid wire flex piece is directly under the oil filter.

whazhappenin69
05-15-2008, 01:25 AM
Rear main seal leaking on the exhaust crossover pipe??? Done a few of them on the v6 pathy's....Not fun....

Gaybait
08-07-2008, 06:54 PM
yeah check if there is any oil dripping onto your exhaust under your hood. Thats a good place to start. Can u smell anything under the hood? Burning oil? Burning Plastic?

Stetson
08-08-2008, 11:04 AM
i would not be surprised if it was just spilt oil on the exhaust / exhaust manifold. happens with my car after every oil change. stupid wire flex piece is directly under the oil filter.


:confused0006: got a honda too?