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1999 Mercury Sable. Have very little smoke out of tail

1999 Mercury Sable . Have...
1999 Mercury Sable . Have very little smoke out of tail pipe... almost can’t see it , get a little more when you rev it . Passes smog with great numbers! But now in California I the inspector can see any smoke out of the tail pipe it is a failed smog . Am using 10 -30 oil . Should I change to straight 30, and add ??? To oil? Can always change back once it passes visual test for no smoke.
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Have you tried any "no smoke" in it yet?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok. Should I go to the thicker oil to the straight 30?

I would at least until you can get it inspected. That no smoke usually does work. unless it's really bad or has blown headgasket.

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leave it a quart low too.

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until after inspection.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No it’s not bad at all, I am Surprised Tech failed. It’s very little smoke, and I mean very little

yea, I understand. maybe take it to another shop as well. I think it will pass after that.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Quart low Will do. Makes sense.

Absolutely, Let us know if you have any further questions Lester. Thank you!

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