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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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V50, 11 plate. Recently had injectors replaced and now

Customer Question

V50, 11 plate. Recently had injectors replaced and now engine is chugging, bluish smoke from exhaust and from spark plug area.
JA: How many miles are on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 80000 miles, mileage as normal but we travelled 140 miles yesterday
JA: Are you fixing your V50 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tried nothing - bit concerned about causing more damage
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, not really
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If it was a white smoke with a fuel smell then the problem could be related to replacing the injectors but if the smoke is blue that points to oil burning. Oil could be burning due to a valve seal or guide issue, piston ring/cylinder wall wear, or there could be a crankcase ventilation issue.

Can you elaborate on smoke you're seeing near the spark plugs?