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Hello. I am stumped but for some reason my 1997 Cadillac Seville has started to produce a lot of smoke out of the exhaust when revving the engine or on starting him. It's been quite hot out so it's not just steam, the smoke alters in smell between acrid to sweet, and seems to reduce the longer you drive or the lower you idle. I am at a loss. A week ago I filled it to the brim with anti-freeze and filled up the oil to the max mark. It's not pitching any other symptoms other than the copious smoke (I don't think it's a head gasket). If anybody has any ideas I would love to hear them. I'm stumped and my dad is stumped and my car is still smoking like a freight train out the exhaust. Please help.
Hello, I bought a 1997 Cadillac Catera in May of this year. When I bought the car I had it serviced and all seemed well. Later I began to notice a burning smell coming from the car and smoke coming from under the hood. Took to a mechanic to have it diagnosed and he said it needed new valve cover gaskets to start with. Replaced those and cleaned the engine well. (When I changed the gaskets, the spark plug resevoirs were full of oil) Cleaned them out, put new plugs in, new gaskets, and all seemed well up until recently. It is smoking from the drivers side of the engine and the bottom left front of the engine is drenched in oil which I suspect could be either motor oil or power steering fluid. I plan on taking it to a mechanic, but I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this before and what could be some possible leak locations? Thanks and all comments and replies are welcome!