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1998 Lexus LS400 Question: Light smoke when engine runs warm



kipper1, 4.0L V8, Sylmar, CA, August 28, 2010, 01:39

I have noticed that on two occasions, wispy trails of smoke wafting from both sides of the car. The second time it happened, I was in heavy traffic on the freeway. This afternoon, when I returned to my home, I could smell the acrid stench of burning, although there were no visible signs of burning. Shoudl I be concerned, and what precautions need I take?
Thank you.

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    October 19, 2014, 11:24

    Sounds like a leaking head gasket...pumping oil out of the engine? Notice any need to add oil in 1000 miles?

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