The Blue Smoke of Death
It seems like you cannot drive down the highway without seeing at least a few vehicles puffing out blue exhaust so badly that you wonder if the owner is not aware of it or just doesn’t know (or care) that they are in for an expensive repair in the near future.
Referred to as the “Blue Smoke of Death’ in some circles of car owners, it’s the telltale sign that your car’s engine is burning oil and that you could possibly be facing some serious engine repair if not taken care of right away.
Here’s a very short video that explains some of the more common causes of blue smoke coming from your exhaust and what needs to be done to take care of the problem:
Top 3 Reasons Why Car Smoking Blue, Blue Smoke from Exhaust
Not All Signs of Blue Smoke are Critical to Your Car or Truck
Despite the knot in your stomach from seeing blue smoke coming out of your exhaust, in some cases your reaction may be premature and require only a simple fix.
That was the message in a recent Ford Tech Makuloco YouTube channel episode where the host explains how that observing some blue exhaust coming out of your vehicle when it has a turbo installed might not be so worrisome. And in fact, can be a simple DIY fix for the mechanically inclined Ford F150 truck owner with the EcoBoost 2.7L engine.
According to the host, problematic EcoBoost engines from 2018-2020 commonly experience blue smoke coming from the exhaust upon startup after the vehicle has been sitting overnight in your garage or driveway.
Here is a short and very instructive video of the problem and the fix that is recommended to make your blue smoke problem go away.
2018-2020 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost: Blue Smoke Upon Startup Confirmed Fix!
For additional articles about diagnoses and repairs of Ford engines from the host of the shown video, here are a few informative ones to watch and learn from:
Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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