1997 Nissan Maxima Q&A
1997 Nissan Maxima Question: smoke coming from back of engine
Sounds like one of your valve cover gaskets are leaking engine oil onto your exhaust and smoking. - Valleyautotech
I had a similar problem and found that the power steering return line (low pressure hose) leaked on to the exhaust line. The rear valve cover gasket leak will certainly cause this too. - Rocketman_zoom
After spending over $900.00 since December just for parts, my car seemingly was running smoothly. Now as soon as the engine warms up the car goes nuts. It bucks, dies, and runs like sh__t. Yesterda...