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2005 range rover hse..smoke this during normal driving?

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what would cause a 2005 range rover hse to emitt smoke going up step grades? It does not do this during normal driving?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer, I'm Neal and I am here to assist you.

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A couple of questions, the more info you can give me the better.

How many miles on your Rover?

What color is the smoke, and how much?

Any check engine light when this happens?

Any other past or present problems with it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The rover has about 51k miles (was towed behind a rv most of its life) so actual miles might be less. The smoke is blue-ish/white-ish and enough that it is noticeable. no check engine light. I just bought it.

Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
Can you get the codes checked? There could be codes stored even though there is no light and most parts stores will do this for free.

Has the oil been changed since you got it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The oil has been changed. I can get the codes checked. Is there anything else that I should be concerned about?

Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

It sounds like it might be rich on heavy acceleration or under a heavy load. With miles that low I really doubt it is burning oil.


The mileage is a little low for sluggish o2 sensors but that may be making it run a little rich under a load.


I would get the codes read. Let me know what you find and I will continue to assist as needed even after you accept.

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