Q: Smoke coming from crank case wher you add oil and fom where dip stick goes

asked by on December 22, 2016

Traveling down the interstate today at 80 meh car was running fine not overheating on the temp gauge when car began to lose acceleration then died I pulled over and upon pulling oil dip stick to check oil white smoke began coming out of the hole where the dip stick goes took off oil cap and smoke was coming out of crank case as well car turns over but with a sort of a drag any ideas ?

My car has 232000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Smoke from engine or exhaust Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there:

When the motor is running at operating temperature, and you remove the oil cap, it’s common for a small amount of smoke to come from the engine. This is usually caused by exhaust gases, heat or gasoline vapor that mixes with the air to create a small amount of smoke. However, if a large amount of white smoke is coming from the dipstick and oil cap, it’s likely that you have internal engine damage; especially if the engine is hard to start. You should probably have the Hyundai inspected as soon as possible by a professional mobile mechanic, so they can determine what might be damaged on your car.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

My alarm is randomly going off

There are numerous reasons this may be happening. However, there is a technical service bulletin (TSB) #09-BE-026 pertaining to alarm system self activation due to a defective hood switch pad. The TSB states: The vehicle alarm system may intermittently...

Getting horrible gas mileage.

When you say you are getting horrible gas mileage, you do not specify how bad. If another shop says it is running ok then it may be OK. If you are getting a drop of more than 2 to 3...

P0101

Hello. P0101 is the code for an issue with the MAF sensor signal or circuit. P0101 indicates that the computer has detected the MAF signal has fallen out of the acceptable range. This is usually caused by a faulty MAF...

Headlights coming on and draining battery

It sounds like there could be a short in the wiring that controls your automatic headlight system. When the automatic light system is selected the vehicle uses a ambient light sensor usually located on the dash to detect how much ambient...

Spark plugs/Coil plugs wont spark and car will no longer start because of this.

The mention of the camshaft position code and the car's mileage make me think of a timing belt problem. If you can see the camshaft you might want to check and see if it is turning while the car cranks....

Crank no start - 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hey there. I would expect that you have a Check Engine light on, and there are problem codes set which would be helpful. Leave the coil wiring connected, remove a spark plug, keep the metal casing grounded, and turn the...

Can I change my car from full injection to a carburetor?

Hi there. According to the emission department of the government, it is against the law to swap out a fuel injection system for a carburetor due to not getting a computer. If the vehicle was registered as recreational use only...

How do I set the USB in repeat mode?

You can set your USB device o repeat mode by using the audio controls. To do so, press the Repeat button. If you hold the button for less than 0.8 seconds, the device will repeat the current song. If you...

Hearing brake noise

First the noise needs to be tracked down to the specific components or system affected. Noises can come from worn components along the suspension system. Wheel bearings or drive belt pulleys are common failure items. Brake pads will definitely cause...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Get Motion Sickness
For For people that suffer from motion sickness, even on the shortest car trip, riding in a vehicle can prove to be unbearable. What’s great is that there are a number of cars on the market that can help to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If If you’ve decided that you’re ready to purchase a used car for your teenager, then you’re probably pretty picky about what you’re looking for. Likely affordability, safety, and fuel economy are high on the list. With that said we’ve...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for College Students
You’ve You’ve done it – high school is officially behind you. Now it’s time to head off to a brand new world. College is that and more and you may need a car during your pursuit of a higher education....