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Thread: Is this my head gasket about to blow?

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    Default Is this my head gasket about to blow?

    I have a 1999 1.3 fiesta.
    Recently have noticed it is slightly sluggish when accelerating and very noisy in the engine. I put oil in it a couple of months ago but the oil light came on today and I filled it again. Since I have done this white/blue smoke comes out of the exhaust when I pull away.
    I am going to try to get a mechanic to look at it but I don't think I should drive it in the meantime and am concerned at how much this type of job could cost. It recently had an MOT.

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    Sounds like valve stem oil seals leaking to me or worn piston rings
    Or have you overfilled it with oil

    Miss breakdown

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    Thanks for your reply, this morning I had a look and there doesn't appear to be any mixing of oil and coolant I was going to attempt to use sealant today in case it was a forming leak. I do think I may have over filled the oil when I pulled out the dipstick it was high, and there is black sticky residue in the engine (a little bit did spill)

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    If the oil level is well above the top mark on the dipstick then the engine will burn the oil and then you get the smoke from the exhaust. A fast fit place like Kwik-Fit will be open today so you could ask them to check the level and adjust it for you so you can still drive the car around.

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