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patrick300 02-08-2013 02:01 PM

oil out my exhaust
I know that a diagnosis cant be given this way but Im just preparing my self for the worst. I have a 2002 SVT with 125000 miles. It recently started running rough and would die occasionaly. Today after a few minutes of running, smoke started spewing out of my exhaust. I can see an oil leak where my dip tube sits in the motor. Am I looking at a possible rebuild or ring and things?? ANy advice will be greatly apprecuated.

metallicnotazx5 02-08-2013 05:45 PM

Was it coming out of the tail pipe?

patrick300 02-08-2013 05:51 PM

Yes. It started just as a little bit but ended up to where I couldn't s behind me. It also was inside the car.

auto-x-svt 02-08-2013 06:04 PM

What color was the smoke? If it blue then ur burning oil which means u got bad rings.

metallicnotazx5 02-09-2013 06:30 AM

if its leaking oil from the dipstick tube I would start by replacing the seal for that. Most manufactures allow a certain amount of oil to disappear through oil consumption. When I worked n VWs it was 1 quart per 750 miles... So even if you adding 1 or 2 quarts between oil change intervals, is saving a 3 dollar quart of oil going to justify a rebuild?

my guess would be that your exhaust tubing was covered in oil from an external leak, not an internal wear issue.

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