Any light you could shed on this would be very very much appreciated. Im in Switzerland at the moment and I had a flight back to London tonight. Basically I was driving a Peugeot 306 2.0l 16V petrol (1999 T reg) (28,000 miles on the clock) back to Zurich airport down the motorway at approx 80mph for about 20mins when a thick cloud of blueish/gray smoke burst out the back of the car, immediately the throttle cut even though my foot was on the accelerator, and after a second or so the throttle cut back in, the car jumped forward and another cloud of smoke poured out the back. Was doing about 3500rpm at the time. Left at next exit and nursed it back home. Its cooling down at the moment on the drive.
Few days ago the oil light came on when I moved it around on the drive. (hadnt been moved for about 6 weeks). My girlfriend went out and bought the oil and filled it up again, correct oil was used as we noted the type we needed. But I have a sneaking suspicion she overfilled it as the engine was still warm when she tested it and filled it up again...
any clues? Im already 150 quid down tonight because they wouldnt rearrange my flight so i had to book another for tomorrow morning and im hoping the news isnt going to get worse with regards to the car
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- Thread Starter
- 24-09-2008 20:09
- 24-09-2008 23:27
If the engine hadn't been left to stand long enough before the oil was topped up then you could well have overfilled it. When the engine's running oil is pumped up into the galleries and when it's off it takes time for the oil to drain back into the sump, which is when the oil should be checked. Blue smoke does sound like oil burning, but I'd have expected the oil light to come on earlier if the pressure was too high (assuming it has high and low pressure sensors, which I'm not certain about, but would expect). Did it keep trailing blue smoke? What's the oil level like now?