When he says that the leak is near the windshield wipers, I would have to ask, is it coming form the top of the engine from the valve cover or from the lower part which might be the main seal.
If he does not know when he changed the oil that is a bad sign. I would assume he did not maintain it well.
The smoke is from oil getting into the combustion chamber and burning and comming out the exhaust, if that is where the smoke is coming from. That means either it needs new valve stem seals or a new head gasket.
With that many miles and that many problems, the car is probably a giant money pit and would cost at least a thousand or maybe even two to fix it and it is not worth that.
You should steer clear and hold out for a better deal.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 11:26 PM