Hi, I have a well-maintained '96 Mitsu Eclipse GS, 4.0L FWD, 96K, with the Chrysler 420A engine that is known to have head gasket problems.
Before I replaced the head gasket, oil was leaking at an increasing rate, but it wasn't smoking.
After a replacement at a Mitsu shop near Pittsburgh (Baierl), I started to smell burning oil at stops. At first, I assumed it was previously leaked oil burning off. It became increasingly worse, and now, I see plumes of smoke periodically in my sideview mirror.
The engine smokes fairly randomly. I have a hard time reproducing it, but I smell it fairly often when I come to a full stop.
Do you have any suggestions on how I should proceed? Any hypothetical diagnoses? What claims by shop should I be skeptical about?
I suspect the head gasket job was poor, and it's leaking again. How can I avoid getting ripped off? What kind of tests should I allow them to do?
have the same problem?
Sunday, October 28th, 2007 AT 8:07 AM