WHITE SMOKE

1996 Ford Maverick

Tiny

william30

December, 31, 2010 AT 5:19 PM

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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Tiny

merlin2021

December, 31, 2010 AT 5:36 PM

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!

Tiny

william30

January, 1, 2011 AT 1:37 PM

Why does this cause white smoke? Should I just drain some oil?

Tiny

merlin2021

January, 4, 2011 AT 11:17 PM

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.

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