GREY SMOKE WHEN IN ACCELERATION BAD SMELL OF OIL

  • Tiny
  • lovelyc40
  • 2000 Nissan Altima
  • 157,000 miles

Grey smoke when in acceleration bad smell of oil. No leaking anywhere but it is bad cant see when driving when going 30 miles an hr its not as bad. What could it be?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 3:29 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Check to see if you are low on coolant. It sounds like you may have a bad head gasket. Coolant burns white.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 3:44 AM
  • Tiny
  • lovelyc40
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Coolant is fine just started this today had no problems yesterday there is no oil in coolant it is light color not brown could it be spark plugs or rings need changing

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 4:18 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Check the engine oil and monitor its level. Symptom indicates bad piston rings and high engine rpms would increase the consumption of engine oil.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 4:27 PM

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