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oil in my muffler

Old 12-26-2006, 06:09 AM
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this is a 1996 accord i found anoil trace in the tip of my muffler and my car produces withsmoke every morning, now every time i use it i will find oil in mymuffler.

what does this mean?
Old 12-26-2006, 04:46 PM
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Default RE: oil in my muffler

are you burning or losing oil? Keep an eye on your oil level and make sure that it stays constant.... white smoke in the morning is typically just due to condensation and at times that condenastion mixes with the exhaust junk and can look like dark oil... if you aren't burning or using oil at all though then I wouldn't worry about it.... White smoke is normal, blue smoke is bad....
Old 12-26-2006, 11:43 PM
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yup im loosing oil or maybe burning them because my oil level goes downand have to addjust to keep up with the level... does this have any connection valve seals? its white not blue smoke thanks!
Old 12-27-2006, 11:52 PM
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It sounds like you are burning oil. The smoke may look white but it is really a gray or blue. This could very well be the valve seals. Does the smoke go away once the car is warmed up? Does it do it when you hit the gas? It could also be worn piston rings and oil is getting burnt in the combustion chamber. Check your cylinder pressure too, to rule the ringsout.
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