Mechanics

WHITE SMOKE

1996 Ford Maverick • 4 cylinder Manual • 100,000 miles

I have just changed the oil in my ford maverick 2.7tdi and I have white smoke spewing from the exhaust. Have I overfilled it?
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William30
December 31, 2010.



Sounds like that or for some mysterious reason the head gasket or head cracked, Overfilling will hydraulically lock the motor and destroy it, DO NOT run it until you are sure of the amount of oil in it!

Merlin2021
Dec 31, 2010.
Why does this cause white smoke? Should I just drain some oil?

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William30
Jan 1, 2011.
Oil is pushing, or trying to push past the oil and compression rings, you can try completely draining it, replace the filter and check the drained oil for metal particles or bits, this will indicate engine damage due to the locking effect.

Merlin2021
Jan 4, 2011.