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Old 12-30-2018, 07:21 AM
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Bit more smoke in exhaust

Good day all, Ive noticed as the engine warms up, a bit more smoke exits the exhaust. Ive been told that im burning more oil than normal. COuld this be a compression issue? Leaky ring? Blown seal? Any input is greatly appreciated
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Have you determined whether it is smoke or steam? It makes a huge difference in how you proceed.
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I've been told that I'm burning more oil than normal.
Who told you? How would they know? What is your current oil consumption rate (volume/running time) compared to what you have previously experienced as normal? Have you inspected the spark plugs?
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Yes, as Neil points out, so many factors involved. Give us more details and a timeline of the events. It's cold out now. even combustion vapor is more visible now that it's winter.
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