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

2003 Mazda MPV

Tiny

Anonymous

December, 12, 2012 AT 9:27 PM

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.

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Tiny

KHLow2008

December, 12, 2012 AT 9:35 PM

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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