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1993 Buick Regal Question: ENGINE SMOKING

 

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CANDY69, 3.1L V6, San Francisco, CA, November 20, 2010, 22:40
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MY ENGINE IS SMOKING ALMOST NEAR BACK OF THE ENGINE WHAT DO U THINK IT IS

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 20, 2010, 23:40
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    Coolant or oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. I would have it checked soon, and drive it as little as possible, because if it's oil it can catch fire, so be very careful.

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    todays tech November 21, 2010, 08:49
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    Likely a leaking valve cover gasket.

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    Visitor, November 21, 2010, 11:59

    Most probable .. oil leak dripping on exhaust, possible coolant or transmission fluid dripping onto exhaust. All are flammable. Recommend repair as soon as possible.

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    FLEMINGS from Flemings Auto Service, November 21, 2010, 20:51
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    More than likely an oil leak. I wouldn't recommend driving it, tow it to a mechanic and have them inspect the vehicle as soon as you can.

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