Oil leak/burn problem.

Asked by Oct 26, 2014 at 05:42 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just installed a new (used) 2.7 engine in my car, it runs great, sounds awesome can't
barley hear it running.

Problem is, when i am stopped i can smell the oil burning smell inside the car, and when
accelerating it smokes gray/blue smoke from exhaust, no smoke at the engine bay. When
it's parked and idling no smoke unless i rev up the engine.

Compression is good, no oil in coolant and no coolant in oil, spark plugs are all dry, they
are old and probably no good but they are dry except 2 had very, very minor oil on the
thread only, i am stumped and can't figure this out....

Any suggestions will help, thanks.

4 Answers

64,395

Yes,engine has bad valve seal,s,will make it burn oil.

65,955

Bad valve guide seals will only cause blue smoke at idle. When intake manifold vacuum is highest. Blue smoke when driving/ accelerating is worn piston rings. HTH. -Jim

64,395

I think good compression would rule out the ring,s.

65,955

I saw that too and wonder what the poster's definition of "good" actually is. -Jim

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