First of all, was the engine off or running when you checked the oil level? It must be checked with the engine off. If it is just a little over-full, like 1/4" on the dip stick, I wouldn't worry about it. If it's more than that you probably should drain some out. When it's too high it will be hit by the rotating crankshaft and that will whip air bubbles into it. Air compresses and eliminates the oil's ability to isolate moving engine parts. That can result in serious engine damage.
White smoke is a sign of burning engine coolant. Is the level going down in the coolant reservoir?
Thursday, August 1st, 2013 AT 1:02 PM