ON A COLD START BLUE SMOKE AND SMELL OF BURNING ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 Mazda MPV
  • 120,000 miles

On a cold start, blue smoke and smell of burning oil. Van runs fine and once its warm, no more blue smoke. Dont seem to have the same problem in the summer.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 9:27 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,994 posts

Blue smoke is an indication of oil burning in cylinders or getting to the exhaust system which are mostly caused by worn valve seals.
It is not a failure of amy kind but rather a wear and tear problem and if the smoke is not too bad, I would live with it. Repair cost is not too cheap and just remember to check the engine oil level.

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 9:35 PM

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