SMOKING FROM UNDER THE HOOD

1993 Jaguar XJ40

Tiny

shoeboy57

September, 26, 2011 AT 2:06 AM

My 1993 XJ6 is Smoking from either the exhaust header, looks
like from under the chrome cover or where the headers &
pipes are bolted together, It is as if there is oil on the
pipe burning off, But I cleaned the whole area beforehand
and I don't see any kind of discharge when its running, As
the car gets up to normal operating temp, it starts smoking
from that area. The oil has been changed & is still clean
looking, Also, Not losing any antifreeze. Basically, I don't
see any kind of leakage, Just smoking, Grey smoke.

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3 Answers

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

September, 26, 2011 AT 2:32 AM

Check closely for oil leaks from the valve cover gasket on to the exhaust manifold. Also, does it smell like oil?

Tiny

shoeboy57

September, 26, 2011 AT 2:53 AM

Hi, No, It dosent smell like oil & I dont see any oil leaks, It was suggested that there may be a coolant drain plug behind the header that may be loose & misting coolant on the header? I am going to try and check that tomorrow.
Thanks for the input, Id hate to have an engine fire.

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

September, 26, 2011 AT 2:57 AM

I understand. Coolant will have a sweet smell to it.

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