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2003 taurus: smoke..burning smell comming out from under the

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Have smoke and a burning smell comming out from under the hood of my 2003 Taurus VIN S?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
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What dose it smell like , oil or coolant?

Are you loosing oil or coolant?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I think it smells like oil.

Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
In most case if you are smelling burning oil its usually caused by a leaking valve cover gasket . When these gaskets leak, it allows oil to run down on the exhaust manifold and it burns and that is where the smoke and the smell come from. If its leaking badly enough to cause smoking it should be looked into ASAP. A closer inspection should show you where the oil is coming from.
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