Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Engine Smokes after turning the vehicle off.

(1995 Ford Explorer)
in Sioux Falls, SD on July 11, 2013
I just bought this vehicle even though it has 221,000 miles on it.
The oil pressure gauge was extremely sporadic. So much so, that I thought for sure it was a bad sensor and nothing wrong with oil pressure.
I checked oil level and oil was low, so I put in 2 quarts. The oil pressure gauge acts normal now and remains perfectly steady.
Truck starts easily and runs like a charm. It drives just fine.
I can drive 10+ miles and the temp is fine, oil pressure is fine, idles fine, nothing appears to be wrong while it is running. I can sit and idle for 3-10 minutes, NO smoke.

After turning the truck off, smoke will rise out of the drivers side of the hood. It doesn't do it long enough to open hood and locate the source. Occasionally, get an oil smell when it is smoking.

Any ideas/suggestions? There is some oil residue on the top of the engine. Maybe some degreaser to clean that up, and maybe it is just something on the outside of the engine?
Displaying 1 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
of Greg's Orange Auto on July 11, 2013
sounds like a bad oil leak, seek diag and est
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
The manual says after three cold cycles the light should go off it's been six cold cycles and it's still on. Now the ...
I was coming home from a friends an hr away and my heater cut out just started blowing cold air and then about 10 m...
Didn't find what you were looking for?