When pushing throttle smoke coming from exhaust and smells of oil!!

2002 Vauxhall Agila Problem

The Problem

Avatar david negus
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1 | Profile

when driving the oil light remains on, and when i go to push the throttle to gain speed it can only be described as a smoke screen! from the exhaust!!!! i take it the two probs must be linked???? any help would be great????? thanks, Dave

Car Vauxhall Agila
Variant vectra sxi 1.8
Model Year 2002
Category Engine & Drivetrain
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Avatar Witty
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 733 | Profile

Maybe too much oil in engine.


Avatar blackie247
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 58 | Profile

check your oil level when car is cold you have 2 marks if your over the second mark you have way to much in other than that piston rings are gone


Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,040 | Profile

Going by your previous post where oil level was o.k , sounds like engine knackered .You could have worn pistons ,rings, bearings etc.causing lack of oil pressure , hence oil light on .Could check engine breathing o.k and no build up of crankcase pressure but sounds omninous.Valve stem oil seals can also cause the smoke , but with your other symptons , not hopeful .Best of luck .

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