Originally Posted by Ska
Am I the only one that's wondering if the oil level doesn't have anything to do with his white exhaust? I thought white exhaust meant antifreeze or coolant or something in the exhaust. Of course, you need to fill up on oil ASAP, but if someone could explain why the 2 would be related, that'd be cool, cause I don't see how they would be.
If you have a head gasket problem for a very long time, and anitfreeze keeps goinginto your cylinder overtime you can screw up your rings due to indadequate lube properties from the water/antifreeze contamination, which can then cause blow by and lower oil leves as well. I guess thats the only whey the 2 can be related.
you're correct in that white smoke typically will mean antifreeze or water in the oil. Usually a headgasket problem. A bluish smoke can often mean oil burning which can be related to low oil. Sometiems just by looking at the smoke its difficult to tell which color it is, so the best way to check is the fluid levels, or looking at the oil itself.
Also, another thing to consider is how much oil was put in at the the oil change. A lot of people don't know that GSRs usually take 4.5 qrts to fill and only put in 4.