whats wrong when oil dip stick has smoke comming out of it and oil gage reads hot?

Stephanie Wall

Asked by Sep 12, 2016 at 02:05 AM about the 1994 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1994 Pontiac firebird. oil dip stick has smoke coming out of it, the gage in the car for oil runs hot. I put smoke be gone in it,changed the oil.

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Sounds like you may have a bad head gasket. Check the compression on the cylinders to see if there is one or two low in compression.

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Paul Martin

Check your oil! Sounds like you're low on oil to me add some!


Is it the oil pressure gauge or the water temp gauge that is reading HOT? Might be 2 different problems.

Stephanie Wall

the oil was overfilled,and the vacume hose had a leak and the idler pully was wabbly those were fixed. I guess its not running hot/ the oil gage was going up. but he said its not anymore because it was overfilled. he said he was checking the pistons tomorrow.

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