i have oil coming ot of my exhaust and white smoke, what do i do?

Asked by Sep 29, 2012 at 08:54 PM about the 1983 Porsche 911 SC

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced an oil line from from the tank to the unit in the fender (passenger sie). I than added oil until i saw some on the dip stick. I started it up and drove a abot a mile to get it warmed to check the oil. I started to spit and sputter like it was out of gas, in the rear view i saw a huge smoke cloud. I shut it off, checked the oil and found it was to the top, and non was on the ground. I started up and took it home. I checked the oil it was still too high so i drained some off until it was right on the dip stick. Started and it made a smoke cloud again, this time i noticed oil coming out of the exhaust so i shut off and let it sit. After about two hours i strted it up again (it started right away) and pulled it in the garage. i later noticed a small pool of oil on the floor. So the question is, did a realy put in too much oil? If so what problems am i facing now?  

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I would start by draining out the oil, and then put in the exact amount needed. Hopefully nothing was damaged by the overfill.

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You check the oil level when HOT on these cars, you more than likely overfilled it. Start with 8 gts, and then when its running check your oil level. You might end up putting in 11-12 quarts depending on the model.

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or maybe the piston rings are leaking oil thru its surface , so the car is burning out the oil

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If it was my 57 Chevy I'd say it was bad set of rings and talk the wife into a Rex Carson Racing rebuild

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