I need to find out what may be wrong with my car and about how much it would cost to fix it.

Tiny
CBROWN_75
  • 1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 85,000 MILES

I have a 1995 Lincoln Town Car that is starting to smoke a bit. The inside of the left tailpipe is chalky feeling and black (not very). The inside of the right side is chalky, but with just a hint of stickiness. The smell of the smoke is like a fuel fume. Everyone says it smells like fuel smoke rather than oil smoke, but these are not mechanics.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 11:06 PM

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Tiny
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What type of smoke-bluish or black in color?

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 11:23 PM
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How is the car running? Is the engine light on? Mil on car?

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 12:06 AM
Tiny
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Well, the smoke isn't black, I do know. Maybe kind of a bluish-white? The car runs great, but the "check engine" light is on. It has 85k miles.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 1:11 AM
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Blue is oil burning. You should check the PVC valve then have a cylinder leak down test done. How does the engine oil look? How much oil do you add between oil changes.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 7:50 AM
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I just checked the oil, and it looks very clean; however, it does look about half a quart low. It has been about 1200 miles since my last change.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 1:40 PM
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See if you can get a code from the computer.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 2:52 PM

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