WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN SMOKE IS COMING OUT OF YOU ENGINE OIL CAP AND DIPSTICK?

  • Tiny
  • apac408
  • 1995 Honda Civic
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 220,000 miles

While driving on the freeway I was doing about 100 I heard a loud pop sound come from my engine and all of a sudden I lost power and my car drifted to the side. I opened up my hood and smoke was coming from the back of the engine and out of the oil dipstick. When I pulled the oil dipstick out I noticed that it was bent at the point where you would say your engine oil is full. Smoke was also coming out of the engine oil cap. When I went to go crank it over after waiting a bit it wanted to start but it just wouldn't catch. Could it be that I cracked, broke, or bent my crankshaft which caused my oil dipstick to be bent.

Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 6:24 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 41,685 posts

A cople of things can cause this. A blown head gasket which is filling your crank with pressure it's not supposed to have or as you r dipstick was bent, i'd say you broke a piston or rod is a more likely cause.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 7:19 PM

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