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    Default Light coloured smoke from engine

    Was on the M57 motorway heading towards Maghull (heading from Halewood) and my oil levels low light came on. So i turned around at Switch Island and headed home (about 14 miles from noticing the light, to arriving back home)

    Cheked oil levels, and they were low so filled it up with 1/3 of a bottle that i had left from a previous car

    HOWEVER upon refilling, i noticed down from where you pour the oil in, a still wet liquid was present, as if i have a leak? it was wet so i am assuming a leak of oil.

    Not only this, but when i started the engine to see if the oil was indeed exiting from somehwere, a constand but very light and steady amount of smoke was coming from further down in the engine. I don't know whether this is the leaked fluid in contact with hot parts just making smoke, of if something serious is wrong. Engine sounds fine and no warning lights. I would not notice the smoke if the bonnet is shut

    Its an 03 1.8 LS 16v with 110,000 on the clock

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    if your oil level was that low it might mean you have a small leak somewhere ,and it would as you stated be the reason for the light smoking ....has there not been a tell tell sign under the car when parked up ??????

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    I have not been aware of anything on the floor, however i do see a 1inch x 1inch drop stain on the floor, however this could have been from when i poured the new stuff in before

    Just been out to take some foto's, the area of engine covered by oil has increased, therefore the only conclusion is a leak

    Here are two fotos'

    You can see the area stained (darker than normal) and you can see the small drop on the floor


    This entire area is stained by oil

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