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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 our 10,392 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.

What is an Exhaust?

An Exhaust is a pipe at the back of a car that performs four tasks: noise reduction, diverting waste gases away from the driver and passengers, improving performance and reducing fuel consumption. The Catalytic Converter removes harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide, and noise is reduced by the Silencer (or 'muffler'.) Finally on Diesel cars, a 'Diesel Particulate Filter' (or DPF) captures tiny soot particles before they leave the exhaust pipe. Car exhaust repair is a service which can be priced at a varety of levles. This is due to the fact that there are a number of things which could go wrong. For example, exhaust hole repair will vary as the size of the damage will be unique to your car and so the cost of exhaust replacement or exhaust pipe repair cannot be predicted, you simply need to get a personal quote from local garages using WhoCanFixMyCar!

Signs that your Exhaust needs Replacing or Repairing

  • Loud roaring noise
  • Cracks or a hole has appeared
  • Rattling beneath your car
  • Hangers and brackets are damaged
  • Rust build up

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Exhausts system