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Are you seeing Blue Exhaust Smoke when starting your car or accelerating?



Blue Exhaust Smoke is usually caused by oil mixing and burning with fuel - and only a small leak can cause the smoke. Fortunately the most common cause (valve stem seals) is easy for our8,000 garages to fix. They're also happy to look at other issues, such as Brake Repairs, or Servicing. Just describe what's wrong, compare quotes and reviews, and take your pick.

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Frequently asked questions
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What does blue exhaust smoke mean?

When oil mixes with your petrol or diesel, and burns, it creates blue smoke. In other words, oil, designed purely to lubricate the engine and dissipate engine heat, is entering your car's cylinders. Most commonly this is caused by worn piston rings or valve stem seals.
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What does blue exhaust smoke when accelerating mean?

If you only spot blue exhaust smoke under hard acceleration it is likely that you have worn valve stem seals. If the blue smoke is ever-present it is likely to be caused by worn piston rings.
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What does blue exhaust smoke when starting mean?

If Smoke from Exhaust appears after you car has been parked for a while this would suggest worn valve stem seals. Oil has probably dripped into the engine while it was parked, after a few hours or overnight. The problem is often worse if the car is parked on a slope.
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What does blue exhaust from a diesel mean?
When oil mixes with diesel and burns, it creates blue smoke. In other words, oil, designed purely to lubricate the engine and dissipate engine heat, is entering your car's cylinders. Most commonly this is caused by worn piston rings or valve stem seals. However other issues could be cylinder glaze, too thin an oil grade being used or even diesel mixing with your oil and thinning it.
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What does it cost to fix blue exhaust smoke?
Worn valve stem seals can be fixed from £200 onwards, while worn piston rings will cost a little more.
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