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White smoke at start up and using oil...help!!!

Just bought a '07 Titan. Truck is a clean one owner truck with 90k on it. Carfax shows routine oil changes at Nissan dealer...no issues. At start up, I'm getting a big puff of white smoke, then it doesn't do it again unless you sit at idle for several minutes than hit the gas. Oil looks super although level has dropped a quart or two over the last 500 miles or so. No signs of coolant in oil. I read on this forum to start with replacing both PCV's so I did yesterday...same issue remains. The old PCV's and underneath the oil add cap had sludge on them. Truck isn't putting out any codes and doesn't have any engine lights on...doesn't miss a beat! I spent a good amount of pocket change on this truck and can't afford to be replacing an engine already! I'll take the darn thing back to the dealer if I have to. Any ideas to what is going on and might be my issue???
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If there is no noticable leak and you are burning oil, probably a cylinder issue? May need to take this one in to the shop to diagnose.

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take it back to the dealer if your within the time frame to return the truck

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If it's a cylider issue, what's the likelyhood that it can be fixed and the engine will be right again?
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I have no idea on that.

Did you buy at a dealership? Also how long ago timewise and mileage did you buy it? If it was a dealership, may want to look into lemon laws.

Under 100k shouldn't burn oil like that on any vehicle. Hopefully you didn't buy a bum Titan, but lemons exist in every make and model.

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Re: White smoke at start up and using oil...help!!!

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Just bought a '07 Titan. ... getting a big puff of white smoke...Oil ... level has dropped a quart or two over the last 500 miles or so....I'll take the darn thing back
Blown head gasket (most likely) or cracked head (worst case). Disaster-ville: cracked block. Could be any of these.

TAKE IT BACK and get your money back.

NOW.

Somebody has abused the living sh!t out of the truck and it's going to be nothing but trouble.

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Re: White smoke at start up and using oil...help!!!

Valve seals. Oil leaks into the cylinder when the engine is not running. When you start the engine the oil burns and you get the puff of smoke. While the engine is running oil slowly leaks in to the cylinders. You don't get the smoke while it's running but it uses oil. A valve job on a 32 valve engine is going to be expensive.

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Makes sense Quartz! Dealer is in the process of replacing valve seals and doing a valve job. They're taking care of the bill and reassure me no matter what it costs to get it right they will back it up. Guess we'll see if that does the trick!
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Makes sense Quartz! Dealer is in the process of replacing valve seals and doing a valve job. They're taking care of the bill and reassure me no matter what it costs to get it right they will back it up. Guess we'll see if that does the trick!
Let me see if I understand this correctly, you purchased a used '07 vehicle with 90k miles on it and the dealer has agreed to repair whatever is causing the truck to burn oil. I'm impressed! I expect that most dealers would laugh you out the door if you asked them to repair a used vehicle that you bought.
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Let me see if I understand this correctly, you purchased a used '07 vehicle with 90k miles on it and the dealer has agreed to repair whatever is causing the truck to burn oil. I'm impressed! I expect that most dealers would laugh you out the door if you asked them to repair a used vehicle that you bought.
That isn't all that unusual. I purchased a used SUV that was 4 yrs old and got a 30 day warranty no charge. If the vehicle was certified pre-owned it would have been 12 months/12,000 miles.


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Re: White smoke at start up and using oil...help!!!

Latest update...the dealer is standing behind their word and having a complete valve job done. They are supplying the parts and having the shop my buddy owns do the work. Not sure what the new parts costs, but labor should be somewhere around $1500 to get the job done. We'll see if this fixes the issue. In the meantime, they gave me an '04 Titan crew cab on hand to rock for the next few days until truck is fixed. Can't complain too awful bad thus far. I'll keep you guys posted if this fixes the problem. Thanks for eveyone's input and help!
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Valve seals replaced and motor put back together...better, but still burning oil! New motor on the way!!!
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Welcome to the new motor club

I had a similar issue with the burning oil and what not. But I never had white smoke. Good luck with the new engine!! So far I've had 1k worry free miles!! Plus the trucks so much peppier!!


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Re: White smoke at start up and using oil...help!!!

Might want to replace the exhaust manifolds also, cats in the manifolds can go bad and take out the motor. That may be what happened.

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