JUST HAD AN OIL CHANGE AND A UNUSUAL SMELL COMES...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2010 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 42,800 miles

Just had an oil change, and a unusual smell comes from the tailpipe and tailpipe a hole lot of smoke, and I put my fingers inside the end and felt around then pulled my fingers out and saw what looked to be oil. Can this be a problem. Was something done wrong.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 AT 2:19 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,551 posts

What color was the smoke?

White is coolant

blue is oil

white is burning coolant

Roy

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Sunday, January 13th, 2013 AT 2:21 PM
  • Tiny
  • Tanneryw
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My 2010 traverse is in the shop now having pistons and rings replaced due to oil consumption. Was using 1 1/2 quarts every 1100 miles. Gm will not eeplave engine until we try this. Check your oil regularly I have been told that they have had to replace engins in 2010 equinoxes for the same issue

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 AT 5:36 PM
  • Tiny
  • Tanneryw
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My issue started around 60,000 miles and now has 65,000 til I went through all the procedures for gm to see the amount it was using

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 AT 5:41 PM

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