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Robert, UK Car Mechanic
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leaking oil..smell..journey and white smoke appears when stationary

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I have a fiat doblo 51 plate 1.9 diesel, it is leaking oil and possibly diesel. It drives ok but there is a smell of diesel/ burning oil after a journey and white smoke appears when stationary. i think this is just oil burning off the hot engine. oil is spattered over the engine compartment, what could this be, and should i not drive it?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Robert replied 7 years ago.



In regards XXXXX XXXXX like this finding "oil leaks" can be fairly difficult to spot unless you can observe whilst the engines running where the oil leak seems to be coming from?or you can clean the area of the engine where most of the oil seen.starting from the top of the engine down firstly checking oil cao is secur/cam cover gasket.that would be the best place to start as would checking if you have a diesel leaks all checking around injectors/diesel pipes to injector and return lines back to pump and then back to filter..If the leak is really bad.then you will run the risk of damaging the engine internally through lack of oil lubrication..