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1996 Mitsubishi eclipse: accidentally put..quarts..driven..blue smoke…

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I accidentally put too much oil in 1996 Mitsubishi eclipse (3 quarts). It was driven for about 5 minutes had lots of white/blue smoke. I removed all the oil and put the proper amount in. Now it has NO smoke until its been running for 8-10 minutes, then it starts smoking. Could this just be oil burning off when the exhaust is hot? Will it go away? I verified coolant and oil colors and levels, and everything looks OK.
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Hi Ron

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Yes its most likely still burning off from the over fil and I would run it for a while and it will most likely clear up.

Ron :

Yes its most likely still burning off from the over fill and I would run it for a while and it will most likely clear up.

Customer:

So I don't need to clean anything else up? Thanks

Ron :

No if the oil level is correct, the best thing to do now is run it and allow it to burn off. You should be fine.

Customer:

thank you.

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