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Strong oil smell and smoke from engine

Post by Relianter » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:18 am

I'm wondering if anyone knows what could be causing the strong smell of oil or petrol that appears to be emanating from the engine on a 6b GTE I have. It was my dads car and when it was on the road, after only a few minutes driving, a very strong persistent smell could be smelt particularly when the windows were down, which must mean it was coming from the engine. I haven't found any sign of oil leaking or dripping. Someone told me that it could be the engine running too rich.

Also, on some occasions but not occuring all the time, some smoke appears from the engine even when the car hasn't been run for a while.

Any help would be appreciated.



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Strong oil smell and smoke from engine

Post by peter freeman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:35 am

If its not coming out of the exhaust the first thing I would check is that the rocker cover gaskets are not leaking - if they drip down on to the manifolds then the oil would burn off leaving no trace.



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Strong oil smell and smoke from engine

Post by Relianter » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:24 am

Thanks for that, sounds like that could be the cause. Will check that out.



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