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Virtual Wrench, Mitsubishi Mechanic
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I have smoke comming from the engine. Been back to the

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I have smoke comming from the engine. Been back to the garage 4 times. They have changed the rocker gaskets and rocker cover but no improvement
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: 3.5 and no its been going on for some time with multiple attempts to solve problem
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: late model VRS registered 2006 in NZ
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no I'm relying on my local mechanic. Already had new rocker gaskets and new rocker cover (they said that might be "warped"
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No only I've been with these guys for 7 years and I trust them but I reckon they are stumped and don't know what to do next
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

Welcome,

I have been a professional master mechanic for over 35 years and am happy to help you with this.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

So, did they replace the rocker covers AND the gaskets, because the covers dont but rarely need replaced.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

still there?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

If you are looking up papers then take your time.

Larry

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
they say they replaced them both sorry I was googling other solutions
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sorry Larry for not replying immediately as I said I was checking out other options on the net. I love this car but the wife is now putting the word on me to get rid - like she did with my Saab 95 so I'm desperate for a solution
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
sorry Larry have to log off - have a good one cheers Ian
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

Hi im here!

Be right back

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

I can see where smoke under the hood is alarming if you are a novice and dont really know what to expect but it was just simply oil dripping onto the exhaust and not burning a flame, just smoking...not a fire hazard as it would seem but i can relate, been in this business over 37 years now and seen a lot of folks get freaked out and have to sell it for something so simple.

If you have any questions at all please just reply.

Larry

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 months ago.

Did you have any further questions on this? If not kindly complete the required stars rating at the top of the page so i receive credit for working with you.

Larry